EXCLUSIVE: Israeli roommate comedy Bloody Murray has found a European buyer in France and Germany’s Arte.
Yes Studios’ Series Mania award-winner’s first run will launch on the broadcaster this week under the name Dana & Murrayaround a year after selling to CBC in Canada.
Created by Stav Idisis, the show stars Naomi Levov (On the Spectrum) and Interim Rotem (Beauty and the Baker) as the title characters. Dana is a gynaecologist and Murray a film lecturer specializing in romantic comedies. Their lives change when Murray flees the scene of a hit and run, and the man she crashed in to, Lior, shows up at her apartment – where he meets Dana and the two fall madly in love. However, Murray soon realizes that she has her own feelings for Lior.
A second season is in development following a re-commission by yes TV. The series was created and written by Idisis and produced by yes TV and Kastina Communications. Yes Studios represents the completed series and format worldwide.
“We are pleased to have extended our relationship with Arte by concluding a deal for this entertaining comedy,” said Managing Director Sharon Levi. “With its wonderfully drawn characters, light touch, and all the feelgood fun and wit of a romcom, we expect that this delightful series will prove a big hit with Arte audiences.”