At the end of 2016 Netflix bought the broadcasting rights of the first two seasons of the series Fauda. At the beginning of June, the American platform picked up the rights for the third season, broadcast at the end of 2019.
Fauda (“chaos” in Arabic) is about a special forces unit of the Israel Defence Force, whose members are trained to blend into the Palestinian population. It is based on the experience of its two Israeli co-creators, actor Lior Raz, and journalist Avi Issacharoff.
In this new season the action takes place in Gaza. Doron (the main character, played by Lior Raz) sneaks into the Territory as an Arab-Israeli boxing coach. He’s there to coach a promising young Palestinian athlete whose father has been released from prison after a 20-year sentence.
Although very popular in Israel, the series has received criticism, in particular about the way it presents the conflict. However, it is appreciated abroad, as evidenced by the many accolades it has received, including the New York Times ranking it eighth best foreign series of the decade.