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Remake of Autism Drama ‘The A Word’ Set for Broadcast

On Thursday, Deadline announced “The A Word,” a family drama featuring a boy with autism, will get a U.S. remake. Details about actors or a release date are not currently available.

The series is based on Keren Margalit’s Israeli drama Yellow Peppers, which launched in 2010, and was remade in the UK for the BBC by Peter Bowker with Christopher Eccleston, airing on SundanceTV in the U.S. The UK show is in production for season three.

The news emerged as part of a wide-ranging interview with Keshet Media Group CEO Avi Nir as he prepares to pick up the Visionary Award at the LA-based Israel Film Festival, which takes place today, Thursday June 13 at the Beverly Hilton.

Nir discusses how the company has grown since first scoring Homelandat Showtime, a remake of its thriller Prisoners of War and revealed that Keshet Studios has 11 projects in various stages of development with six different premium cable, basic cable and streaming services.

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