Media Release: Cineflix Rights announces European and Lat-Am deals along with Season 2 pick up for award-winning, hit Israeli drama Manayek

September 16, 2021

Cineflix Rights has announced European and Latin American deals for hard-hitting Israeli police corruption drama Manayek, and has acquired Season 2 of the award-winning drama which is going into production for Kan 11, following the exceptional ratings performance of its first season. ARTE is taking the series for France and Germany, and it was acquired for HBO Max in Latin America.

Manayek (Seasons 1&2, 20X45’, Yoav Gross Productions for Kan 11 Network, Israel) is the story of Izzy Bachar (Shalom Assayag, Kfula), a veteran Internal Affairs investigator, who stumbles upon a police corruption case where the prime suspect is his best friend. On the surface, Barak Harel (Amos Tamam, The Spy) is a decorated officer, but as Izzy digs deeper, the two veteran cops find themselves on opposite sides of the law—locked in a ruthless game of cat-and-mouse.

Created and written by Roy Iddan (Kfula) and directed by Alon Zingman (Shtisel), Manayek is one of Kan 11’s highest-rated dramas alongside Tehran, which is also distributed by Cineflix Rights and is a global hit on Apple TV+. Manayek won Best Drama Series, Best Director in a Drama Series, Best Screenplay for a Drama Series, Best Leading Actor in a Drama Series, and Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series at the 2021 Israeli Academy of Film and Television Awards.

James Durie, Head of Scripted, Cineflix Rights said: Manayek has already been a huge hit in Israel and—as we roll out international sales—we anticipate that the series has the same global potential as Tehran. We’re thrilled to be bringing Manayek to ARTE’s viewers in Europe and HBO’s subscribers in Latin America and we have several more sales in negotiation. We’re also delighted to be picking up Season 2 from Yoav Gross Productions; the cast and story look to be every bit as strong as the first season.”

Yoav Gross, CEO and Founder, Yoav Gross Productions: “It’s a great thrill and honor to finally bring Manayek to viewers in Europe and in Latin America. For us so far, it’s been an amazing journey with this remarkable series and we are blessed with the huge success it already received in Israel. We are sure that the international audience will find in the series all the elements that made it so successful.”

For more information, contact Mark Ogle at OH Communications (for Cineflix Rights): / +44 (0) 7789 981561

About Cineflix Rights
Cineflix Rights is the UK’s largest independent TV content distributor, providing premium factual and scripted programming from some of the world’s most creative producers to more than 500 broadcasters and platforms.

Our growing scripted slate includes the riveting espionage Apple TV+ series Tehran; cozy crime procedural Whitstable Pearl; the award-winning Israeli police corruption drama Manayek; supernatural cult sensation Wynonna Earp; multi-award-winning, Berlinale Series 2020 official selection Happily Married; and Icelandic political drama The Minister. These sit alongside multiple seasons of the highly rated hit Coroner, International Emmy®-winning Marcella that has been adapted for TF1 France as Rebecca, and the Séries Mania-winning An Ordinary Woman.

Established in 2002, Cineflix Rights is based in London, and is part of the Cineflix Media group of companies.

About Yoav Gross Productions
Founded in 2000, Yoav Gross Productions is the company behind some of Israel’s most successful TV shows with a proven record of worldwide success. In the last few years, they had the opportunity to bring shows like “The Good Cop” which was produced for Netflix and titles like “URI and ELLA” which was recently acquired by HBO Max. The company also stands behind other successful productions such as the comic series “Little Mom” which was previously adopted by Channel 4 UK  after being remade in France, Belgium, and Poland and the darkly comic series “Nehama” which was acquired by TOPIC and Canal+.