Shtisel, the hit Israeli drama about a Hasidic family of that name, is coming back for a third season. You can see an exclusive clip from the new season in Variety.
Michael Aloni, Doval’e Glickman, Neta Riskin, Sasson Gabai and Shira Haas will be back as the members of the Shtisel family. Shira Haas has broken out as a new star after starring in her own hit mini-series “Unorthodox.” Haas has been nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her performance. She played Esther Shapiro who is based on the real life Deborah Feldman who wrote a book about her experience leaving the Hasidic community.
The show is produced by Yes Studios, a boutique content sales, distribution, development and production company based in Israel.
Season three of Shtisel will also be available on Netflix starting in January 2020.
From the Yes website:
The compelling story of “Shtisel” provides an intimate portrait of a Haredi family living in an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem as its members reckon with love, loss and the latency of daily life.
Akiva, a young ultra-orthodox (Haredi) bachelor, struggles finding fulfillment as a Rabbi and searching for love within the strict rules of religious observance. Akiva’s budding desire to explore his artistic talent and pursue a relationship with a young widow – and mother of one of his students – is at direct odds with the traditional path he is expected to follow. Akiva lives together with his widowed father, Shulem, whose guidance tends to clash with Akiva’s internal longings. This gentle drama allows a window into the world of an ultra –orthodox Jewish community in Jerusalem while introducing audiences to the story of the multigenerational Shtisel family as they deal with grief, companionship and every day struggles.