THE NEW BLACK - known as Shababnikim in Hebrew - follows four rebellious students at a prestigious Orthodox Yeshiva in Jerusalem, as they try to reconcile their desire for modern life with their religious upbringings. This original comedy became an instant success in Israel, winning four Israeli Television Awards and becoming one of the most successful series on Israeli television.
"Thoroughly enjoyable!" - Haaretz
"Like "Unorthodox" and "Shtisel"? ‘Shababnikim’ offers a fresh, funny new view into Orthodox life." - JTA
"A runaway hit... check it out! Funny, whimsical, and cutting." - Tablet
"Can this hit Israeli TV show be the next 'Unorthodox?'" - The Forward
"Outstanding! Engaging and endearing... The New Black is never predictable. A breakthrough for ChaiFlicks, its young, American platform. Like a frum mash-up of Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Sex in the City - except in this case its "No Sex in the City." - Moment Magazine
Nominated for 8 Israeli Television Academy Awards (2021) including Best Comedy Series!
Winner of 4 Israeli Television Academy Awards (2017) including Best Comedy Series!
Created by Eliran Malka and Daniel Paran
Starring: Ori Laizerouvitch, Omer Pelerman Striks (’Valley of Tears’), Israel Atias, Daniel Gad, Rotem Keinan (’Fauda’), Guri Alfi, Maya Wertheimer, Dov Navon ("Checkout")
Israel, 2018 - Present
TV Series, Comedy