One of Israel’s most popular series is coming to America.
ABC has decided to order a full season for The Baker and the Beauty, based on the Israeli series called Beauty and the Baker.
The original focuses on the unlikely relationship between a simple Israeli baker and a supermodel who meet on a night out in Tel Aviv.
The American version will follow the same premise, with Victor Razuk playing Daniel Garcia who works in his Cuban family’s bakery and then meets international superstar Noa Hamilton (played by Nathalie Kelley) in Miami.
The original show’s executive producers will fill the same role on the new series, in conjunction with Becky Hartman Edwards, David Frankel, and Dean Georgaris. The latter two will also serve as director and writer, respectively.
This is not the first series adapted from Israel. Homeland was based on the Israeli show Hatufim, while In Treatment also has an Israeli counterpart.