Courtesy of JTA Benjamin Netanyahu

Courtesy of JTA

Benjamin Netanyahu


(JTA) — The life of Benjamin Netanyahu may be coming to your television soon.

The British production company Fremantle is developing a show based on the political and personal life of Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, Variety reported Oct. 30. It would be the first TV series about the embattled Likud politician, who is currently mired in multiple corruption scandals.

The production is being done through Fremantle’s Israeli arm, Abot Hameiri, which bought the rights to a biography about Netanyahu written by Israeli journalist Ben Caspit.

Guy Hameiri, the co-founder of Abot Hameiri, said the show will be “a super-juicy family melodrama that explores how the personal can become political, and vice versa.” He also described it as “an epic political story with a very big philosophical and psychological undertone,” according to Variety.

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