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‘Fauda’ 2 to air in Israel on New Year’s Eve

Season 2 of the Israeli thriller features a new enemy, says co-creator Avi Issacharoff

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Avi Issacharoff, one of the co-authors of Israeli TV drama "Fauda", or chaos in Arabic, poses for a photograph on March 8, 2017 in Tel Aviv. (AFP/Jack Guez)
Avi Issacharoff, one of the co-authors of Israeli TV drama "Fauda", or chaos in Arabic, poses for a photograph on March 8, 2017 in Tel Aviv. (AFP/Jack Guez)

The “Fauda” wait is over. The second season of the award-winning Israeli political thriller, co-created by Avi Issacharoff and Lior Raz, premieres December 31 on Israel’s Yes TV,  and will  follow a few months later on Netflix.

The show premiered its second season in a gala screening in Los Angeles at the Israel Film Festival last week, attended by Issacharoff and Raz.

The new season has Doron (Lior Raz) and his undercover team dealing with a new enemy who’s “much more dangerous and sophisticated than the previous season,” said Issacharoff, who is also the Arab affairs analyst at The Times of Israel. “This enemy wants to get to Doron specifically, following an event that took place in the first season.”

“Fauda” follows a fictional Israeli undercover unit searching for Palestinian terrorists in the West Bank. It was aired on Netflix in 2016, and the streaming service purchased two more seasons.

The cast of ‘Fauda,’ the YES drama about undercover agents in the West Bank, co-created by Avi Issacharoff, who writes for The Times of Israel (Ohad Romano)

Issacharoff, who also covers Arab affairs as a reporter for The Times of Israel, will discuss the creation of “Fauda” and its first season with Sarah Tuttle-Singer on December 3, at a Times of Israel evening hosted at Jerusalem’s Beit Avi Chai. Tickets are available at the Beit Avi Chai website.

“We’ll talk about how the idea of ‘Fauda’ came to be,” said Issacharoff, “and how it became a success story all over the world.”

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