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Netflix cancels ‘Hit and Run’ after just one season

Thriller from ‘Fauda’ creators reportedly scrapped due to high cost of filming show in both US and Israel

From 'Hit and Run,' the new Netflix series created by 'Fauda' creators Avi Issacharoff and Lior Raz, premiering August 6, 2021. (Courtesy: 'Hit and Run')
From 'Hit and Run,' the new Netflix series created by 'Fauda' creators Avi Issacharoff and Lior Raz, premiering August 6, 2021. (Courtesy: 'Hit and Run')

After just one season, Netflix has cancelled “Hit & Run,” the series starring Lior Raz as a man seeking revenge after his wife is killed in a mysterious accident.

Deadline reported on Monday that the decision was made because the show, from “Fauda” creators Raz and Avi Issacharoff and filmed in Israel and the United States, was too expensive to produce.

The thriller was well-reviewed by critics, and fans are set to be disappointed after the first season ended on a cliffhanger.

The nine-episode series premiered in August on the global streaming platform and was filmed in Tel Aviv and New York, with much of its dialogue in Hebrew-accented English.

Raz plays the show’s grieving husband, a tour guide who must return to his experiences as a former special forces soldier in order to solve the mystery of his wife’s death.

Writing the show was also a completely different experience for Issacharoff and Raz, who executive produced “Hit and Run” with their American partners, Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin, creators of the Amazon comedy “Z: The Beginning of Everything.”

Issacharoff said that he and Raz initially had the idea for the show about six years ago. When they pitched the idea to Netflix, the platform that turned “Fauda” into an international hit, the streaming company immediately wanted to develop the idea and connected them to Prestwich and Yorkin.

Jessica Steinberg contributed to this report.

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