The 9×60’ series is produced by Shenhar Productions and is slated to premiere in Israel on Keshet 12 this coming November.
Netflix has entered into a multi-territory agreement with Keshet International (KI) that will grant the global streamer exclusive rights to premiere the Israeli thriller drama series, Trust No One. The show, boasting nine episodes (9×60’), will co-exclusively debut in Israel and exclusively in 19 key territories worldwide.
Trust No One, produced by Shenhar Productions and co-created by a team including Ron Leshem, Amit Cohen, Daniel Amsel, and Ofir Lobel (who also serves as the director), is regarded as Keshet’s biggest upcoming drama launch in Israel in recent years. Set to premiere on Keshet 12 in Israel this November, the series garnered global attention with its world premiere in competition at the Monte-Carlo TV Festival in June, attended by nine members of the cast and crew, including stars Yehuda Levi and Yael Elkana.
Under this deal with KI, Netflix will exclusively introduce Trust No One in 19 territories, including the UK and the USA, and co-exclusively in Israel in collaboration with Keshet 12 following the series finale broadcast.
Speaking about the deal, Kelly Wright, KI’s MD of Distribution, said: “We are thrilled to be working with Netflix to launch what is one of Keshet’s most anticipated dramas in recent years to viewers in Israel alongside 20 other key territories around the world. Trust No One has all the key ingredients you’ve come to expect from a high-stakes Israeli thriller – secrets, lies, spies, and edge-of-your-seat twists – led by compelling characters in a global plot that will entertain viewers all over the world. We’re eager to start talking to buyers in Cannes this MIPCOM about the territories in which this high-stakes drama is still available to acquire.”
Avi Nir, Keshet Media Group’s CEO, commented: “Trust No One is the fruit of many years of hard work by Keshet’s drama department led by Karni Ziv, the creators – Ron Leshem, Daniel Amsel, Amit Cohen and Ofir Lobel, and an excellent cast led by Yehuda Levi and Yael Elkana. I am glad that after our broadcast on Keshet 12, Netflix viewers around the world will also be able to enjoy one of the best and most original thrillers created in Israel.”
Commissioned by Keshet Broadcasting for Israel’s commercial channel, Trust No One is part of Keshet 12’s lineup of new dramas, which includes A Body that Works by Kuma Studios and the second season of the crime series Line in the Sand by Koda Communications. Trust No One is set to premiere on Keshet 12 later this year and will be unveiled to the market by Keshet International at MIPCOM 2023, where it will be a centrepiece of KI’s scripted slate.
Starring Yehuda Levi in the lead role of Itamar, Trust No One is a high-stakes thriller about how information is power, but knowledge brings pain. As the youngest-ever director of the most powerful intelligence agency in Israel, Itamar is facing the crisis of his life: a cyber security leak is exposing the Israeli Security Agency’s (ISA) top agents one by one – starting with Shuruk (Luna Mansour), daughter of a Hamas leader who he recruited to spy on her own father when she was just 17 years old.
While overseeing a high-risk rescue mission to extract Shuruk from Gaza, Itamar realizes that someone is always one step ahead of him, feeding information to the leak site. It can only be a trusted member of his inner circle. As the leaks continue and more of his agents’ lives are compromised, Itamar goes in search of his protégé Yali (Yael Elkana), a cyber security genius who turned her back on the ISA. Recently released from prison in the USA, Yali agrees to help, but soon she’s being framed as the source of the leaks.
Running out of time and options, Itamar finally gives Yali his permission to use morally questionable AI spyware to launch a nationwide surveillance operation to identify the leak and prove her innocence. As they close in on the truth together, Yali uncovers an internal coup against Itamar, and his family becomes entangled in their race against time, forcing him to choose between his family, the lives of his operatives, and the career he loves.