Fauda tops Netflix viewing charts in Lebanon and UAE
Season 4 of Fauda, released on Netflix on Friday in 190 countries, is reaching audience records. Notably, it tops Netflix’s viewing charts in Lebanon, where much of the plot takes place. Ditto in the United Arab Emirates, Romania, the Czech Republic and Greece. Ranked second in Qatar, India, Italy, Poland and the Netherlands, and third in France and Kenya, it is also in the top 10 most watched series in Belgium, Turkey, Morocco and in Jordan.
“The Fauda series describes our local reality so well that it becomes almost anxiety-provoking, I am unable to watch it”
Given such a success, discussions are already underway for the filming of a fifth season. Specialists justify this enthusiasm by explaining that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a theme that interests the crowds, and that fiction is even closer to reality in season 4 which refers to “Guardian of the Wall”, the last operation of Tsahal conducted against Hamas in the Gaza Strip in May 2021. “The Fauda series describes our local reality so well that it becomes almost anxiety-provoking, I am unable to watch it”, had fun on i24NEWS the Franco-Israeli journalist Miriam Shermer.
Avi Issacharoff and Lior Raz, the creators of the series, believe that this success is partly due to the language, the mixture of Arabic and Hebrew, but especially to the fact that they present both sides of the story, Israeli and Palestinian. The series, whose title means “chaos” in Arabic, was created in 2015. It tells the story of Doron, a commander of the Mistaarvim infiltrated unit and his team who investigate within the Palestinian terrorist nebula. The realism of the series is due in particular to the fact that its two creators were themselves part of this Tsahal unit.