Line in the Sand, Keshet 12’s new crime drama from the director of the award-winning Israeli drama Fauda, has premiered to record ratings and rave reviews in Israel.
The first two episodes of Line in the Sand debuted on Keshet 12 on Monday from 9.30pm, leading primetime convincingly with 617,000 viewers and a 21.5% rating, while securing viewing shares of 29.6% and 25.2% respectively – making Line in the Sand the channel's highest rating original drama since it launched in 2017.
Described by Yalla as “exceptionally enthralling” and featuring “excellent performances” (Walla) (see below for more reviews), Line in the Sand (8x60’) is a cautionary tale of obsession, sacrifice and how one man's quest for justice shifts his moral compass to the extent he loses his own sense of self.
Set 15 years ago on Israel's golden coast and inspired by real events, Line in the Sand stars Tshai Halevi (The Grave, Fauda) as Alon, an idealistic and morally unshakable police detective who leaves behind a high-flying career to return to his hometown. Finding a city in turmoil and the residents in the iron grip of tyranny, Alon is forced to engage the crime lord on his terms and become the very thing he despises. As the tense stand-off escalates, Alon is left asking himself where the line between right and wrong lies.
Co-created by Rotem Shamir (Fauda, Hostages) and Yuval Yefet (Fauda, Last of You), Line in the Sand is produced for Keshet 12 by Koda Communications. Keshet International will officially launch the series at their virtual Spring Preview event on 8 March (as part of the London TV Screenings).
Keren Shahar, Keshet International’s President of Distribution and COO, says, “We are so thrilled that this series has landed so well with viewers and the media here in Israel. The heritage and creativity of the talent involved - both behind and in front of the cameras – is so strong that we can’t wait to introduce Line in the Sand to our international clients at our March event."