July August Productions’ new thriller Asylum City is set to screen at Series Mania as part of the International Panorama program on March 24 and 29.
Based on the best-selling novel by Liad Shoman, Asylum City is set in Tel Aviv’s underworld of refugees and asylum seekers; those looking to help them and those who take advantage of their plight. In the series, a young social activist is found dead and the main suspect is an asylum seeker from Africa who was seen leaving her apartment. Police Officer Anat Sitton leads the murder investigation, unravelling a complex world of corrupt politicians, organized crime and illegal arms deals, putting her in the center of a dangerous and parallel universe with its own codes and morals.
Directed by Eitan Tzur and written by Uzi Weil, Asylum City stars Hani Furstenberg (The Loneliest Planet), Doron Ben David (Fauda), Sean Mongoza (Mermaids), Mali Levi-Gershon and Ori Yaniv (Homeland).
The series aired on Yes in Israel earlier this year, and is produced July August Productions and Yes TV.