The first season of the family saga will air on Netflix in two parts – each consisting of 10 episodes, starting on May 20 and July 29, respectively.
Netflix will release Yes Studios’ historical series The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem in selected territories including the US, UK, France and Spain on May 20.
Adapted from the best-selling novel by the same name, written by Sarit Yishai-Levi, the series is produced by yes TV and Artza Productions, and stars Michael Aloni (Shtisel), Hila Saada (Beauty and the Baker), Itzik Cohen (Fauda), Yuval Scharf (McMafia), Mali Levi (The Angel) and introduces newcomer Swell Ariel Or who plays Luna Ermosa, the titled Beauty Queen of Jerusalem.
For the first time in Israel, Aloni has dubbed his own character, Gabriel, into English for international audiences. The show was filmed in Hebrew, English, Ladino, Turkish and Arabic.
The first season will air in two parts on May 20 and July 29, each consisting of 10 episodes.
Set in the early-mid 20th century, The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem brings to life the story of a family set against the backdrop of the Ottoman Empire and The British Mandate. The series, which begins in 1917, is interwoven with Judeo-Spanish traditions and the history of a fledgling country.
The costume period melodrama won four awards at the Israeli TV Academy Awards, which were held last month – including Best Daily Drama. It is one of the most ambitious Israeli series to date, and was shot throughout the country including historical locations in Jerusalem, Safed and other cities.
Production on the second season of the show will begin in early June.
The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem was created by Shlomo Mashiach, Ester Namdar Tamam and Oded Davidoff. The series is written by Shlomo Mashiach (Your Honor), and directed by Oded Davidoff.
The multi-language series is distributed by yes Studios, the Tel Aviv-based producer and distributor behind Fauda, Your Honor, Shtisel, On the Spectrum etc.