Manayek

Program Overview
scripted

10 x 45 min

PRODUCER

Yoav Gross Productions

BROADCASTER

Kan 11 (Israel)

International Sales

Internal Affairs investigator, Izzy Bachar, is in the final stretch of his career when he’s sent to interview a young police officer turned hitman, who has just killed a key state witness in cold blood. He is shocked when the assassin offers information about a high-ranking police officer operating a vast criminal network within the force and points the finger at Barak Harel, a highly respected cop who happens to be Izzy’s best friend and former partner. Izzy is incredulous. That is, until he learns Barak is already under investigation.

Hoping to clear his buddy’s name, Izzy joins the task force. But when he uncovers proof of Barak’s double identity, a ruthless game of cat-and-mouse ensues. On one side, Izzy, an idealist, who fights against all odds to maintain justice, despite the personal cost to himself. On the other side, Barak and his gang of dirty cops, who will stop at nothing – including murder – to destroy the IA case and cover their tracks.

Featuring strong, distinct characters and a riveting multi-layered plot, Manayek is a sophisticated Israeli crime thriller that reveals a dark underworld seething beneath the veneer of law enforcement.

Directed by Alon Zingman (Shtisel), and written and created by Roy Iddan (Kfula) and Lee Gilat (Your Honor, Mossad 101), the gritty primetime drama stars Shalom Assayag (Kfula) as Izzy, alongside Amos Tamam (The Spy), and Liraz Chamami (Mossad 101).

Awards
Best Debut Drama Series nominee
Content Innovation Awards
2021
Best Drama Series winner
Israeli Academy Awards
2020
Best Director, Drama Series winner (Alon Zigman)
Israeli Academy Awards
2020
Best Screenplay, Drama Series winner (Roy Iddan)
Israeli Academy Awards
2020
Best Lead Actor, Drama Series winner (Shalom Assayag)
Israeli Academy Awards
2020
Best Supporting Actor, Drama Series winner (Amos Tamam)
Israeli Academy Awards
2020