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Our Boys

Our Boys

  • Premiered: 
    August 12, 2019
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  • Network: HBO
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Hagai Levi, Joseph Cedar & Tawfik Abu-Wael 
  • Subject Matter: Historical
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Plot Synopsis

In the summer of 2014, three Jewish teenagers are kidnapped and murdered by Hamas militants. Israel is shocked, shaken and furious. Two days later, the burned body of a Palestinian teenager from eastern Jerusalem is found in a forest on the western outskirts of the city. In the ensuing days, an agent from the internal terror division of the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) investigates the murder, while the parents of the slain teenager begin their long and anguished journey toward justice and consolation.

"Chapter 1: Out of the Depth, I Cry to You" (Debut date: Monday, August 12 at 9pm ET/PT): On June 12, 2014, the disappearance of three Jewish boys in Israel sends shockwaves across the nation. Simon, a terrorism agent at the Jewish Division of Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) and his team search for answers. Arab teen Mohammed lands in a dangerous environment while Jewish teen Avishai finds himself at a crossroads. Written by Joseph Cedar and Tawfik Abu Wael; teleplay by Hagai Levi and Noah Stollman; directed by Joseph Cedar and Tawfik Abu Wael.

"Chapter 2: I Love Toto" (Debut date: Monday, August 12 at 10pm): In the wake of their son's disappearance, Hussein and Suha face pressure from the police as they search for answers. Simon and Mike disagree on their theories about the murder and a new angle arises when a rumor leaks to the public. Written by Joseph Cedar, Tawfik Abu Wael and Noah Stollman; directed by Tawfik Abu Wael and Joseph Cedar.

"Chapter 3: Two Packs of Red Next" (Debut date: Monday, August 19 at 10pm) Simon meets with Mohammed's family to probe for details about his life. Hussein and Suha find their neighborhood in the midst of a riot, while misinformation spreads across the internet. Written by Joseph Cedar, Tawfik Abu Wael and Hagai Levi; directed by Joseph Cedar and Tawfik Abu Wael.

"Chapter 4: The Dawn Martyr" (Debut date: Monday, August 26 at 10pm): With the Jerusalem deputy DA looking over their shoulders, Simon and his team focus their investigation on Israeli persons of interest as Mohammed's family remain overwhelmed by the fervor surrounding their son's death. Written by Shuki Ben Naim, Hagai Levi and Tawfik Abu Wael; directed by Joseph Cedar, Tawfik Abu Wael and Hagai Levi.