ChaiFlicks, a streaming platform specializing in Jewish and Israeli entertainment, will debut exclusive fall releases for “Checkout,” “Significant Other” and “Asylum City,” which will all be shown with subtitles.
Launched in 2020, Chaiflicks has over 600 acclaimed films, television series, documentaries, stage productions and music performances. Available on every major streaming device, Chaiflicks is a collection from the best Jewish storytellers and creators in the world with new programming launching every week and premieres of exclusive content every month, according to a news release.
“Checkout,” a comedy created by Nadav Frishman and Yaniv Zohar and produced by July-August Productions, follows the antics of a diverse cast of customers and staff at a struggling Israeli supermarket. The cult sitcom’s third season is airing on Israel’s public broadcaster Kan 11 and is on track to become the channel’s most watched TV series, the release stated. The series was nominated for an International Emmy and won best comedy at the Israeli TV Academy Awards. It will launch Nov. 18.
“Significant Other,” produced by yes TV and July August Production, stars Dana Modan and Asi Cohen, who also co-created the series together with Ram Nehari. The romantic dramedy follows two neighbors in their late 40s – a single woman and a newly separated man – who find themselves living door-to-door in the same apartment building, and embark on a hesitant, obstacle-filled romantic relationship. Cohen is one of Israel’s leading comedians known for his work on Eretz Nehederet, as well as dramatic roles in series such as Prisoners of War. Both seasons of the Israeli TV Academy Award-winning series will be available on ChaiFlicks starting Dec. 1.
The platform recently launched the Israeli series “Asylum City,” which is set in the underworld of refugees and asylum seekers in Tel Aviv. The show follows a young police officer, Anat, (Hani Furstenberg) who is investigating a murder. While trying to find the assassin, she exposes a complex web of political corruption, organized crime and exploitation. The series also stars Doron Ben-David (“Fauda”). The 12-episode series is based on the bestselling novel by Liad Shalom, “The Jewish John Grisham,” who co-created the show. It was nominated for six Israeli Academy Television Awards.
For more information, visit chaiflicks.com.