The Israeli television series “Your Honor” won the top prize on Saturday at the Series Mania television awards show in Paris.
The show, which was created by Shlomo Mashiach and Ron Ninio for the Yes satellite channel, revolves around a judge, played by actor Yoram Hattab, at the Beersheba Magistrate’s Court and his efforts to help his son, who becomes entangled with the mafia after being involved in a hit-and-run.
The judges on the Grand Prize Jury granted “Your Honor” the festival’s highest award “for its surprising and provocative examination of judgment in modern-day Israel and anchored by riveting performances,” as it “dives deep into the human soul and doesn’t flinch at what it finds there.”
As a result of the show’s success, its rights were picked up by King Size Productions, Scripted World and CBS Studios, which are working on producing a US version of the series, according to Variety.
In addition to the success at the awards ceremony for “Your Honor,” the Israeli television series “Juda” took home the Blogger’s Prize for best series.
The show, which is set to premiere on April 27 on HOT, is about a criminal who after being bitten one night by a vampire becomes a vampire himself.