Created by Hadas Ben Aroya, the series aims to challenge traditional tropes and explores love through a different lens.
Banijay-owned production outfit MoviePlus Productions will produce a new original series titled Corduroy for Israeli broadcaster HOT.
Banijay acquired a majority stake in the company in November 2022.
This series, created by Hadas Ben Aroya, turns a typical romance on its head by depicting a new generation of relationships through Danielle and Ido’s forbidden love.
Starring Dar Zuzovsky, Nibar Madar, and Erik Berman, Corduroy challenges traditional tropes and explores love through a different lens. Danielle is uninhibited and doesn’t believe in relationships but does have clear boundaries which she defends passionately. One of these involves adultery. However, when she finds herself falling in love with a married man her beliefs are challenged, and an undefinable relationship unfolds. To complicate matters further, her best friend and confidante is also in love with her.
Speaking about the show, David Mandil, CEO and Producer, MoviePlus, said: “Hadas Ben Aroya is a very talented creator, writer, and director. Our lives aren’t all like ‘typical’ romcoms which is why we wanted to create a series that highlights the unpredictability of feelings and the complexity of human nature.”
Mirit Toovi, Head of Drama at HOT, commented: ”The originality of Corduroy is in the way it portrays relationships for the generation who often seem in self-protection mode, avoiding love and intimacy. Although the creator writes about herself and her surroundings, she manages to distance herself, zoom out, and show something intimate on the one hand but also critical and reflective of everyday reality.”