Banijay today confirms that Endemol Shine Israel’s fictional comedy series, Nevsu, will be adapted in Germany. Produced by Neuesuper GmbH for ZDF, the format will be known locally as I Don’t Work Here.
The family comedy format sees three generations from two worlds come together to form one family in I Don’t Work Here. Revolving around Dawit and Laura, a young multi-racial couple, and their daughter, the pair are battling living with her parents and facing huge scrutiny from her mother-in-law. Exploring culture clashes, generational frustrations, and everyday racism with humour, endearing characters and family warmth, the standout series is now set to make a splash in Germany.
The German adaptation will be directed by Arman Riahi and written by Romina Ecker and Malina Nnendi Nwabuonwor.
Amir Ganor, CEO of Endemol Shine Israel comments: “The Israeli audience was charmed by this comedy series as not only is it funny, but Nevsu also cleverly highlights the importance of building bridges, appreciating our differences, and family. There is a universality to the story, and we’re excited to see the show adapted for a new audience in Germany.”
Jasmin Maeda, Managing Director ZDFneo: “We’re excited to announce, I Don’t Work Here, a NEUESUPER series production, adapting the Israeli show Nevsu by Endemol Shine Israel. The series will tackle important themes with wit and charm. Viewers will be taken into the lives of Laura and Dawit, where family warmth is emphasized and prejudices are challenged with a playful approach”.
Florian Kamhuber, executive producer for Neuesuper: “The funniest conflicts usually arise from the most banal everyday situations. The writers of Nevsu have taken this art to the extreme. That’s why we’re honored to have been able to lovingly adapt the format with its entertaining storylines and quirky characters for the German-speaking market”.
Created by Shay Ben Atar, Yossi Wassa, Liat Shavit and Gal Zaid, and produced by Endemol Shine Israel for Reshet 13, the International Emmy Award-winning show first premiered in 2017 and has since aired a second series. The company is also behind premium scripted titles such as Queens, Fifty, and Valley of Tears; as well as non-scripted titles including Big Brother.