Netflix acquires rights to Israeli TV series Border Police

Eight-episode drama starring singer Shlomi Shabbat and comedian Shalom Michaelshvili about Israeli law enforcement will be aired around the world later this year

Netflix has acquired the broadcast rights to the Israeli series Border Police, created by Meni Yaish and starring singer Shlomi Shabbat and comedian Shalom Michaelshvili.
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The eight-episode series will be available later this year in dozens of countries. Germany's largest television channel ZDF has also purchased the rights for the series and will broadcast it with German subtitles on its streaming platform ZDFneo.
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פרמיירה משמר הגבול קובי שבתאי
פרמיירה משמר הגבול קובי שבתאי
Border Police star Shalom Michaelshvili, Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai and comedian Asi Israelof at the show's premiere gala
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The story follows Avi (Ben Sultan), a wild boy from Bat Yam who finds himself involved with Arabs from Jaffa. He joins the Israeli Border Police to settle a score with them and quickly becomes a successful and respected fighter and policeman, and even falls in love with a peace-loving feminist Border Police fighter. But his past keeps coming back to haunt him.
The series broadly explores the lives of Border Police members who navigate the often ambiguous boundary between military and law enforcement roles. They are perpetually faced with intricate and delicate issues that polarize Israeli society, such as the divisions between Jews and Arabs, and between the secular and religious communities.
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The series will be available on Netflix later this year in the United States, Israel, France, Canada, Argentina, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Poland, Romania, Czech Republic, Hungary, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Greece and Italy.

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