Cyprus’ Alpha TV has commissioned the Israeli comedy La Famiglia from Armoza Formats. The new deal consists of 80 episodes that will be adapted to a local version, and will air from September 2018.
In addition, Interspot Film has also taken the local rights for the comedy in Austria and have begun development, while the 3rd season in Israel is now in production and slated to begin airing this year.
Originally produced by United Studios of Israel, La Famiglia (30’) follows the lives of a perfectly normal suburban family living in the divorce capital of the country. With many reasons to be happy, they have even more reasons to go to therapy - their sex life, his best friend, her complaints, and of course, his mother.
Their therapy sessions provide the entertaining basis for the series, through which we flashback to the comical, stand-alone scenes from their daily life. Each episode is a new therapy session in which they bring up the most embarrassing, bizarre, awkward and insane moments that are a part of every family’s life.
Petros Petrou, General Manager of Alpha Cyprus, said: “La Famiglia is the perfect match for Alpha Cyprus Program. Our team is already very excited with the project given its ongoing popularity abroad and the opportunity to develop for the first time in Cypriot TV a closely monitored international format development. Most importantly, it is a start of an important cooperation between Alpha and Armoza which will hopefully include many collaborations in the future.”
Andreas Vasiliou, Head of TV Productions of ALPHA Cyprus, added: “La Famiglia will be a great asset to ALPHA TV’s programming. Not only it is a high quality sitcom series that we are confident the viewers will love, but is also a splendid opportunity for the Production Teams in Cyprus and Israel to closely cooperate during the format development.”
Nikolaus Klingohr, Managing Partner at Interspot Film, said: “We are happy that we were able to sign to produce the first German-speaking series of this very unique format. We are confident that Austrian version of La Famiglia will be as vibrant, authentic and amusing as the original.”
Avi Armoza, CEO of Armoza Formats, said: “La Famiglia is the ideal family-viewing comedy, leading to its expansion across the globe. Following the announcement of its arrival to India, we are thrilled to see it grow to new European countries and look forward to working with Alpha and Interspot Film on their local adaptations.”