Israeli spy's death in Italy boating tragedy to be adapted to TV

A month after spy boat disaster that killed four people, including former Mossad operative, incident being worked into eight-episode series

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Last month's tragic boating disaster in which a former Israeli Mossad spy and two Italian intelligence personnel were killed in northern Italy's Lake Maggiore is being adapted into a television series intended for Israeli broadcaster Yes.
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According to Variety magazine, the show, which is set to feature eight episodes running 40 minutes each, is being written by acclaimed Israeli novelist and screenwriter Izhar Bar-Lev who gained recognition overseas after an adaptation of his debut novel Povidilya was screened at the Berlin Film Festival.
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הסירה הטבועה “גוד אוריה” נגררת לחוף
הסירה הטבועה “גוד אוריה” נגררת לחוף
Search and rescue operations deployed after disaster
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Bar-Lev served as the head writer for acclaimed Israeli productions such as Screenz and The Gordin Cell and Mossad 101, which has achieved global success and was acquired by both Netflix and Turner Latin America and streamed in over 40 countries.
Work on the series began about a month after the incident itself, in which a tourist boat reportedly carrying Italian and Israeli intelligence personnel overturned while sailing between the towns of Sesto Calende and Arona due to a sudden storm, killing the former Israeli spy as well as two Italian intelligence and the captain's wife.
Italian media reported that the group was tasked with surveilling Russian oligarchs residing in the area who are involved in the supply of Iranian UAVs to Russia.
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