Top of page
Misc

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.

You might also like

kid with autism with parents kid with autism with parents

New program for students with autism and intellectual disabilities launched

Students with autism and intellectual disabilities will benefit from a…

mon with son with autism mon with son with autism

Program helps over 400 families navigate autism resources and services

When Nicole Papp’s oldest son received an autism diagnosis several…

Vincent D'Onofrio teaches a class in front of students Vincent D'Onofrio teaches a class in front of students

Queens Theatre launches free training program for persons with disabilities

Queens Theatre announced a new summer campaign in conjunction with…

mother helping her son doing homework mother helping her son doing homework

Only half of children with autism receive early intervention services

Socially disadvantaged children and those from minority backgrounds are less…