‘Hit & Run’ canceled by Netflix after one season – deadline


EXCLUSIVE: Netflix chooses not to renew geopolitical spy thriller Hit and run, co-created, executive product and titled by Fauda ‘s Lior Raz, for a second season. The news comes a month and a half after the release of Season 1, which ended with a major cliffhanger.

Hit & Run, which also starred Sanaa Lathan, Kaelen Ohm, Moran Rosenblatt and Gregg Henry, was well received by critics and viewers, with over 70% of ratings coming from official reviews and public commentary. But the sprawling drama, whose first season, impacted by the pandemic, filmed in New York and Israel, is expensive.

Due to the industry shutdown related to Covid, the nine-episode Season 1 took three years to produce. It debuted on August 6 and made its way into Nielsen’s Top 10 Streaming the following week at No.8. It was the thriller’s only appearance on the Global Weekly Chart, which other Netflix originals have seen. like. External banks and Virgin river recently overcome.

Hit and run was created and written by Raz and Avi Issacharoff, the co-creators and executive producers of the Netflix series Fauda, and Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin, creators of Amazonian comedy Z: The beginning of everything.

Hit and run focuses on Segev (Raz), a happy married man whose life is turned upside down when his wife is killed in a mysterious hit and run.Course accident in Tel Aviv. Grieved and confused, he searches for his wife’s murderers, who have fled to the United States. With the help of ex-lover, Naomi Hicks (Lathan), he uncovers disturbing truths about his beloved wife and the secrets she has kept from him.

In light of the kidnapping that closed Season 1, sending Segev on a new path, showrunners Prestwich and Yorkin have said in interviews that the hope is for the series to last at least two or three seasons.

Issacharoff, Raz, Prestwich and Yorkin have produced alongside Kimberlin Belloni of Artists First, Peter Principato and Itay Reiss as well as David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Laurie Zaks of Mandeville Films.

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