Lior Raz’s Netflix drama Hit and Run cancelled after first series

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Lior Raz’s Netflix drama Hit and Run cancelled after first series

Despite ending on a cliffhanger, the Israeli actor and Avi Issacharoff’s espionage thriller has not been renewed due to production costs

Francine Wolfisz is the Features Editor for Jewish News.

Lior Raz stars as Segev Azulai in Netflix thriller Hit & Run. Credit: JoJo Whilden/Netflix
Lior Raz stars as Segev Azulai in Netflix thriller Hit & Run. Credit: JoJo Whilden/Netflix

Despite ending on a huge cliffhanger, Lior Raz and Avi Issacharoff’s espionage thriller Hit & Run has not been renewed by Netflix for a second series, Deadline revealed this week.  

Raz also starred in the action drama – about a man left searching for answers after his wife is mysteriously killed – alongside a starry cast of Sanaa Lathan, Kaelen Ohm, Moran Rosenblatt, Gregg Henry and Lior Ashkenazi.

Despite both critical and public acclaim, the nine-episode series will not return after being deemed too expensive to produce, having been filmed in both New York and Israel. 

Hit & Run was created and written by Raz and Issacharoff, the co-creators and executive producers of counter-terrorism thriller Fauda, alongside Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin, creators of the Amazon comedy Z: The Beginning of Everything.

The show, which is currently streaming on Netflix, revolves around Israeli tour guide Segev Azulai (Raz), who lives a contented life in Tel Aviv with his young daughter and new American wife, Danielle (Ohm). 

But when she is killed in a mysterious hit and run on the day she is set to return to New York for a visit, he suspects it may not have been an accident.

With the help of an ex-lover (Lathan), he uncovers disturbing truths about his beloved wife and the secrets she kept from him. 

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