Hulu has ordered new drama Fertile Crescent to series. The show will star James Purefoy.

What’s happening:

  • Deadline writes that Hulu has ordered new drama, Fertile Crescent (current working title), straight-to-series.
  • The show comes from Fremantle and Haut et Court TV–producer of HBO drama, The Young Pope.
  • Hulu will co-produce along with French broadcaster Arte France. Deadline says, “the drama was originally pitched at French festival Series Mania in 2017.”
  • The series will feature a total of eight episodes.

About Fertile Crescent:

  • “The series explores the Syrian civil war through the eyes of Antoine, a young French man, in search for his estranged, presumed to be dead sister. While unraveling the mystery, piece by piece, Antoine ends up joining forces with a unit of Kurdish female fighters, fierce women and ISIS’ biggest nightmare, and travels with them in ISIS occupied territory. Antoine’s journey crosses paths with adventurers and anarchists, spies and innocent victims, and provides a unique look on the tragic events in Syria, and the way they affect the entire world.”

Fertile Crescent stars:

  • James Purefoy (Rome, Altered Carbon)
  • Félix Moati (The French Dispatch)
  • Mélanie Thierry (La Douleur)
  • Souheila Yacoub
  • Joe Ben Ayed
  • James Krishna Floyd
  • Dean Ridge
  • Julia Faure
  • François Caron
  • Céline Samie

Creative team includes:

  • Co-production by:
    • Haut et Court TV
    • Masha Productions
    • Spiro Films
    • Versus Production
    • Fremantle
  • Series co-created by
    • False Flag’s:
      • Maria Feldman
      • Amit Cohen
    • When Heroes Fly’s:
      • Eitan Mansuri
    • Euphoria’s:
      • Ron Leshem
  • Written by:
    • Cohen
    • Leshem
    • Xabi Molia (Commes des Rois)
  • Directed by:
    • Oded Ruskin (False Flag)
  • Produced by:
    • Feldman (Masha Productions)
    • Mansuri (Spiro Films)
    • Jonathan Doweck (Spiro Films)
    • Caroline Benjo (Haut et Court TV)
    • Simon Arnal (Haut et Court TV)
    • Carole Scotta (Haut et Court TV)
    • Christian Vesper (Fremantle)

What they’re saying:

  • Hulu’s VP of Content Development Jordan Helman: “From the moment we read the initial scripts, we were blown away and leaped at the opportunity to jump onboard. We look forward to partnering with this incredibly talented team to bring this bold and provocative vision to life.”
  • Amit Cohen and Ron Leshem: “We feel fortunate to write about a world of brave women who change history, and to deal with captivating personal stories, while exploring one of the most tragic, heartbreaking events in recent decades. We are extremely excited to work on this show with such a talented, devoted and passionate team from all over the world.”
 
 

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