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Keshet International (KI) has inked several pre-sales for Keshet Studios’ and HBO’s ten-part limited drama series, Our Boys.

our boys 11 july 2019The drama is set in the summer of 2014, three Jewish teenagers are kidnapped and murdered by Hamas militants. Israel is shocked, shaken and furious. Two days later, the burned body of a Palestinian teenager from eastern Jerusalem is found in a forest on the western outskirts of the city. In the ensuing days, an agent from the internal terror division of the Shin Bet investigates the murder, while the parents of the slain teenager begin their long and anguished journey toward justice and consolation.

KI has so far closed deals for the drama with HBO Europe and HBO Latin America. Filmed in Israel and created by Hagai Levi, Joseph Cedar and Tawfik Abu-Wael, Our Boys is based on the true events that led to the outbreak of war in Gaza. The series follows the investigation of Muhammad Abu Khdeir’s murder, and tells the story of all those involved, Jews and Arabs alike, whose lives were forever changed by these events.

To coincide with its US debut on HBO with two episodes back-to-back Monday 12 August, HBO Latin America will simulcast Our Boys in the Caribbean before rolling out the series throughout Latin America. HBO Europe plans to premiere the series in Spain, Portugal, Nordic, the Baltics and CEE from Tuesday, 13 August.

“HBO Europe are thrilled to bring this event series to all our territories, it is a truly gripping drama inspired by real events that has not been told before,” said Ragnhild Thorbech, SVP, acquisitions and programming, HBO Europe.