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On January 19th, the Israeli TV series Prisoners of War premiered on Sbs One..For those who haven't heard it it, Pow.is the drama that the award-winning American series Homeland is based upon. Written by the Israeli director Gideon Raff, Prisoners of War tells the home-returning journey of three Israeli soldiers. After 17 years in captivity, they returned to their homeland, two of them alive and one in a coffin. The original script Hatufim, the Hebrew name for Pow, was sold to Twentieth Century Fox in 2009 and adapted into Homeland by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa, producers of Fox hit 24. With 1.08 million viewers, Homeland broke the viewership marks for the American TV channel Showtime. As the executive producer of the show, Ran Telem shared in Homeland.s victory at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards 2012. He is also the executive producer of Prisoners of War and VP Programming for Keshet Broadcasting, »

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