Fauda, the most successful Israeli TV show of our time, returns for a second season.
The series, a winner of 6 Ophir Awards (the Israeli equivalent of the Oscars), created by journalist Avi Issacharoff and actor Lior Raz, was broadcast in February 2015 on the YES Israeli network and has since been purchased by Netflix. The success of the series in the US also led Netflix to sign a contract with Raz and Issacharoff for two new original TV shows.
Fauda season 2 is expected to hit Netflix on Thursday, May 24, at midnight. It will bring with it another heavy dose of action and nail-biting tension. This season will feature many of the characters from the first season, including Nurit (Rona-Lee Shim'on), Naor (Tsahi Halevi), Herzel (Doron Ben-David), Eli (Yaakov Zada Daniel), Avihai (Boaz Konforty), Gaby (Itzik Cohen), Mickey (Yuval Segal), and Gali (Neta Garty).
The permanent cast will be joined by new characters; among them: Firas Nassar who will star as the new villain and a member of ISIS, the enemy at the center of this season instead of Hamas. In Fauda season 2, the main character's past returns to haunt him as he is forced to return to the unit to fight against his new enemy, played by Nassar.