Israeli series about autistic roommates wins top prize at TV festival in France
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Israeli series about autistic roommates wins top prize at TV festival in France

‘On the Spectrum’ is about three 20-somethings with autism living together in an assisted-living apartment

Israeli television series 'On the Spectrum' (YouTube screenshot)
Israeli television series 'On the Spectrum' (YouTube screenshot)

The new Israeli television series “On the Spectrum” won the top prize at the Series Mania Festival in Lille, France.

The show, about three 20-something roommates with autism living together in an assisted-living apartment, was awarded the best series prize on Saturday. It was produced for the YES satellite broadcaster.

The Hebrew-language series will be screened in Israel for the first time on May 22.

It is the ninth year of the festival, which serves as a showcase for international TV professionals.

Last year, YES also won first place at the festival for its court drama “Yes Your Honor,” a legal thriller. Showtime bought the rights to the show.

Last month, the Israeli television series “When Heros Fly” won best series at the first Canneseries festival, a competition aimed at highlighting international television shows.

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