PRISONERS OF WAR Makes U.S. Television Broadcast Premiere On Link TV Nationwide, KCET in Southern California on Oct. 2412:58 AM
The network will present both seasons of "PRISONERS OF WAR" (24 one-hour episodes) in Hebrew with English subtitles as part of its mission to offer critically acclaimed global series that educate, enlighten and entertain viewers through programming that portrays different cultures and points of view.
“We are pleased to be able to offer such a high caliber global series that can both entertain audiences with great storytelling and promote a deeper understanding of some of the complex cultural issues in the Middle East beyond the headlines,” Michael Riley, President and CEO, KCETLink Media Group, said. “We're honored to have Mr. Raff help us introduce the series and offer his unique insights to our viewers.”"PRISONERS OF WAR," featuring an ensemble cast of acclaimed actors including Mili Avital (“The Human Stain,” “Stargate”) takes an intense look at the aftermath of 17 years in captivity for Israeli soldiers Nimrode Klein (Yoram Todeano), Uri Zach (Ishai Golan) and Amiel Ben Horin (Assi Cohen), after they return home as heroes and work to overcome the trauma of torture and captivity while settling back into their disrupted family lives.
Israeli film and television director, screenwriter and producer Gideon Raff created both "PRISONERS OF WAR," the program upon which “Homeland” is based, and the latter American counterpart as well as the recent FX series “Tyrant.”
In addition to broadcasting the television premiere, Link TV and KCET will support the complex material presented in "PRISONERS OF WAR" with an online destination at LinkTV.org/POW and KCET.org/POW, which will include in-depth supporting articles, character profiles and social media videos offering viewers a balanced perspective on a provocative series.
Online features will also include original essays by Los Angeles-based writer, consultant and Jewish social influencer Esther D. Kustanowitz, Editor at GrokNation.com and Contributing Writer at the L.A. Jewish Journal.
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KCETLink Media Group is a national independent, nonprofit, digital and broadcast network that provides high-quality, culturally diverse programming designed to engage the public in innovative, entertaining and transformative ways. With a commitment to independent perspectives, smart global entertainment, local communities, and opportunities for engagement and social action, KCETLink depicts people and the world through a lens unavailable elsewhere in U.S. media. A viewer-supported 501(c)(3) organization, KCETLink content is distributed nationally via satellite on Link TV DIRECTV channel 375 and DISH Network channel 9410 and on KCET in Southern and Central California via broadcast and cable, as well as through various digital delivery systems. For additional information about KCET and Link TV productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org or linktv.org. Select programming from KCET and Link TV is also available for streaming on Hulu, Apple TV, and Roku platforms.