Production of the fourth season of popular Israeli television series “Fauda” was moved to Hungary from Ukraine due to the uncertainties caused by the Ukrainian-Russian standoff.
Filming in Israel was recently concluded and production was set to continue in Ukraine, but will now instead take place in “multiple set locations” across Budapest.
In the new season, the Israeli undercover unit will try to take down the Hezbollah terrorist group in Lebanon and Palestinian militants in the West Bank (Palestine). According to the plot, terrorists will take hostages to Brussels. But since filming in the Belgian capital is costly, filmmakers decided to shoot the relevant scenes in Kiev, Ukraine.
Producers say the decision to move out of Ukraine was made in order to ensure the crew’s safety amid growing tensions.
Fauda, or “chaos” in Arabic, was co-created by Lior Raz and Avi Issacharoff and became a hit almost immediately after its first season first aired in Israel in 2015.
The new season is scheduled to go on screen in mid-2022 in Israel and will afterwards be streamed on Netflix.
Filming in Hungary has not began yet but will “start on schedule around mid-March.”
featured image: Fauda- Facebook/Elia Spinopolus