Israeli espionage thriller False Flag will premiere on FOX in the UK later this month.
Arriving on Monday 31st July at 9pm, the series will be available to preview on demand from Monday 24th July.
Inspired by the the real-life assassination of a Hamas leader by Mossad agents, False Flag tells the story of five Israeli citizens who find themselves plunged into a gripping international espionage affair overnight. These ordinary people, going about their daily business, wake up one morning to discover that they are implicated in a ruthless kidnapping operation following the disappearance of the Iranian Defence Minister while on a secret visit to Moscow. News bulletins repeatedly flash their names and passport photos on screen, linking them to video footage from the kidnapping. The coverage turns their lives upside down and sweeps them up in a storm of publicity and speculation. They are Israel’s new heroes of the day, the subject of the nation’s curiosity, mockery and admiration.
At first, everyone is convinced that “Mossad” was behind the showy operation – the methods, audacity and location leave no room for doubt. But then the five civilians are stunned to discover that the government, which is supposed to protect them, as well as Mossad itself, denies all involvement and accuses them as suspects. Instead of helping them, the authorities persecute, investigate and point fingers. Even their loved ones begin to doubt their innocence. Could they really have been involved?
Toby Etheridge, Head of Programming, Fox Networks Group UK, commented: “False Flag is a thrilling eight-part spy drama full of twists and turns that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats. Intelligent and extremely timely in today’s political climate, False Flag represents FOX’s commitment to bring UK viewers premium world-class drama, first.”
False Flag stars Ishai Golan, Magi Azarzar, Angel Bonanni, Ania Bukstein and Orna Salinger. It was created by Amit Cohen and Maria Feldman and directed by Oded Ruskin, False Flag is a Tender Production for Keshet Broadcasting. It is distributed internationally by Keshet International.