Mama’s Angel: Walter Presents heads to Tel Aviv for new drama
James R | On 27, Jul 2018
Walter Presents is heading to Tel Aviv for its new summer drama, Mama’s Angel.
The dark psychological drama follows the brutal and shocking murder of a young boy in an affluent suburb of the city. The 10-part series confronts the theme of institutionalised racism through a compelling plot driven by the power of maternal love.
On the eve of Yom Kippur Yael, a prison therapist, is assigned a new inmate: a man imprisoned for murdering his own children. The following morning, in a twisted turn of events, Yael’s seven-year-old son, Kfir, is found dead beside an Air Force heroes monument – a memorial which had been vandalised the very same night by an 18 year Ethiopian artist, who becomes the prime suspect in the case.
Mama’s Angel follows the ensuing police investigation and the shattered lives of this small, close knit community; from the grieving parents, to the CSI expert who believes they’ve got the wrong man. Nominated for Best Drama Series at the Israeli Television Academy Awards, Mama’s Angel is a bold and compelling story that explores moral, social and political prejudice.
The thriller isn’t the first series from Israel to be picked by Walter Presents: it joins Beauty and the Beast on the online streaming channel, which was the first Hebrew-language drama to air on a main terrestrial channel in the UK.
Episode 1 will premiere on Channel 4 at 10pm on Sunday 12th August, with the whole series then available as a box set after its broadcast.
For more on what’s coming soon to Walter Presents, click here.