HBO to adapt Israeli TV series about army vets


JERUSALEM (JTA) — HBO has acquired the rights to develop an Israeli television series.

The network will develop “Nevelot,” or “Bastards,” which is based on a novel by the late Israeli author Yoram Kaniuk, the Israeli business daily Globes reported.

The Israeli series dealt with two veterans of the Palmach, the elite fighting force of the Haganah, the underground army during the British Mandate, who go on a violent spree against indifferent Israeli youth.

The American series will focus on two Vietnam veterans who go on a vigilante spree in Miami.

The series will be produced by Happy Madison, Adam Sandler’s production company, which is part of Sony Pictures Television.

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