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Hebrew-language comedy ‘Bros’ slated to hit Netflix next month

Eight-episode TV series created by and starring Guy Amir and Hanan Savyon tells a tale of two lifelong friends, bar owners and Beitar Jerusalem fans

Amy Spiro is a reporter and writer with The Times of Israel

Amir Guy (left) and Hanan Savyon in the upcoming Netflix comedy 'Bros.' (Courtesy: Netflix)
Amir Guy (left) and Hanan Savyon in the upcoming Netflix comedy 'Bros.' (Courtesy: Netflix)

Streaming giant Netflix announced on Tuesday the upcoming premiere of “Bros,” a Hebrew-language comedy created by and starring Israelis Guy Amir and Hanan Savyon.

The eight-episode series, which will premiere in 190 countries around the world on November 9, tells the story of two lifelong friends Pini and Nisso, natives of Jerusalem.

The pair own a bar in the Israeli capital and are also die-hard fans of the Beitar Jerusalem soccer club. According to the Netflix synopsis, “their friendship is tested when their lives take unexpected turns, their bar faces closure and their favorite team is set to play the most important match in its history.”

The Beitar Jerusalem club has long been mired in controversy, most prominently due to a core group of virulently racist die-hard fans, known as La Familia.

The show, which is known in Hebrew as “Through Fire and Water,” also stars Israelis Efrat Boimold, Yaniv Swissa and Shlomi Avraham, and was filmed in Israel, Poland, Ukraine and Georgia.

A brief trailer of the show posted on social media showed Amir and Savyon’s characters in a Vespa and sidecar barreling through downtown Jerusalem in a comedic slapstick sequence.

Savyon and Amir were also behind “Maktub,” a popular Israeli gangster comedy film that was picked up by Netflix in 2018.

The duo are also known for creating and writing a slew of popular Israeli TV shows over the past 20 years, including “Balagan,” “Bubot” and “Asfur,” as well as the 2019 film “Forgiveness,” in which they both also starred.

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