‘Fauda’ Producer Yes Studios Develops Comedy Series ‘Shared Spaces’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety | 10/17/2019 | Elsa Keslassy
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Yes Studios, the Israeli production-distribution company behind such hits as “Fauda,” “Your Honor” and “On the Spectrum,” is developing “Shared Spaces,” a high-concept comedy series.

“Shared Spaces” is currently in development with the writer-creator Erez Aviram on board. Aviram is the co-creator of the Israeli police comedy “The Good Cop” (pictured) which was adapted in the U.S. by Netflix. Aviram has already penned the treatment of “Shared Spaces.”

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The series will revolve around a co-working office in the vein of WeWork where people from very different job fields are under the same roof, leading to funny situations. The Israeli project will be set in Tel Aviv.

Danna Stern, the managing director of Yes Studios, told Variety that the show’s concept is inspired by the office of Yes Studios itself, which is based in Tel Aviv in a co-working environment.

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“We have a startup vibe at Yes Studios, and our daily life at the office reflects that,” said Stern. “It’s full of dreamers with big ideas, and we’ve been surrounded by people working on very different things, like Blockchain…and we have a therapist, some ultra-Orthodox architects, and even someone doing coding who’s worked for five different companies in the building.”

She said the original development is in Israel but the format could easily be adapted in other countries. “We see it as a zeitgeist concept,” said Stern, pointing to the increasingly large number of WeWork sites around the world. She added that the Israeli show will have a lot of tech companies because Tel Aviv is very tech-heavy, but each market will be able to adjust details of the plot and characters to fit its culture.

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