2018-05-23 / Mideast

Israeli series wins top prize

The new Israeli television series “On the Spectrum” won the top prize at the Series Mania Festival in Lille, France.

The show, about three 20-something roommates with autism living together in an assisted-living apartment, was awarded the best series prize. It was produced for the YES satellite broadcaster.

The festival called the show “a funny and moving gem of a series that is carefully crafted and full of humanity, offering a bold new take on the autistic condition,” The Jerusalem Post reported.

It is the ninth year of the festival, which serves as a showcase for international TV professionals.

Last year, YES also won first place at the festival for its court drama “Yes Your Honor,” a legal thriller. Showtime bought the rights to the show.

Last month, the Israeli television series “When Heroes Fly” won best series at the first Canneseries festival, a competition aimed at highlighting international television shows. (JTA)

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