The leading Israeli-based media company Ananey Studios, part of Paramount global, has signed a deal with India’s premier content producer Abundantia Entertainment to develop an Indian remake of the hit Israeli live-action teen drama, The Hood which is originally called Shchuna in Israel. The original series, created by Giora Chamizer (Netflix’s Greenhouse Academy) and produced by Ananey Studios, has had three hit seasons (150 x 22′) on Nickelodeon in Israel and was also sold to Portugal’s free-to-air channel RTP 2.
The Hood is a daily drama that skillfully combines edgy class struggles with suspenseful action and big doses of fun. A flagship show that has already gotten rave reviews, The Hood is a surefire success among teens, perfectly suitable for family viewing. The series provides the viewers with strong, inspirational protagonists with whom they can identify, a rich and original fictional world, and a gripping plot, which contains exciting surprises and twists throughout the season.
With the announcement of The Hood’s Indian adaptation, Abundantia Entertainment adds to its glittering roster of premium series that boasts of Breathe (2018), Breathe: Into The Shadows (2020), and upcoming titles like Hush Hush, The End, and series, based on the bestselling ‘Rita Ferreira’ books. The producer’s film slate has also met with resounding success with recent releases like Jalsa (2022), Sherni (2021), and Chhorii (2021) adding to its hall of fame that contains titles like Shakuntala Devi (2020), Toilet – Ek Prem Katha (2017) and Airlift (2016).
The series will be produced under the new genre vertical of Abundantia Entertainment – Filters, which creates content that focuses on the young adult demographic. There are multiple films and originals being developed along with The Hood, including the remake of ‘Missing’ and an adaptation of the popular book ‘Along Came a Spyder’, to name a few.
Excited about the association with Ananey Studios and about remaking The Hood for India, Vikram Malhotra, Founder & CEO of Abundantia Entertainment, said: “It is a matter of great honour to partner with a creative powerhouse like Ananey Studios and I am super pumped to develop the very popular and successful The Hood in an Indian avatar for local audiences. The association with Ananey Studios underlines our vision to partner with top-quality global creators to bring impactful stories and unique story-telling voices to progressive Indian viewers. I am also excited to add to our slate of content for the rapidly-growing youth and Young Adult segments”.
Orly Atlas Katz, CEO, Ananey, EVP Paramount Israel: “We are so excited to be partnering up with Abundantia Entertainment to bring The Hood – one of Israel’s most successful and loved teen dramas – to new audiences around the world and are confident that, with their rapid growing slate of hits, Abundantia is the perfect production company to turn The Hood into a huge hit in India as well. The Hood joins a list of Ananey studio titles that have reached viewers all over the world and we are thrilled to bring our content to Asia as well with this deal”.