Gal Gadot set to produce US version of hit Israeli TV crime drama

Actress Gal Gadot (AP/Evan Agostini/Invision)

The Israeli crime drama “Queens” was the most-watched TV series in Israel last year.

By World Israel News Staff

Gal Gadot and her husband Jaron Varsano are teaming up together to produce an American version of the Israeli crime drama “Queens.”

In season one of the Israeli version of Queens, the men in the Malka family crime syndicate are murdered by a rival mob, leaving the women to take over the family’s criminal enterprise.

According to the First Post, the crime drama was the most-watched TV series in Israel last year.

“We are so excited to celebrate these women through the Queens story. These complex characters are captivating, delightfully funny and emotional. It is rare to find content that conveys characters in such a truthful way, while mirroring society,” said Gadot and Varsano in a joint statement.

“We are looking forward to bringing their story to the world and working with the Endemol Shine team [the production company] on this project,” the statement added.

Gadot and Varsano are also working on three other projects together.

One of them is the biographical TV series about Hedy Lamarr, the seductive actress who helped invent Wifi.

Another one of their projects is a film about the life story of Irena Sendler, a Polish social worker  and nurse who saved Jewish children in Nazi-occupied Poland.

The last project the couple are working on is a film called “My Dearest Fidel,” a story about Lisa Howard, the first female correspondent for ABC News who develops an intimate relationship with Fidel Castro.

Gadot will be reprising the role of Wonder Woman in the highly anticipated movie sequel “Wonder Woman 1984,” which is slated for release in the U.S. on July 4, 2020.

In the first Wonder Woman movie, Gadot received overwhelming praise by audiences and critics alike.

Rotten Tomatoes, a website that ranks movies, gave it a 93 percent score.

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