“You’ll be amazed how much of the story is fact, how much of our story is based on real theories and findings. Of course we heightened it to make it into a TV show, but so many of the themes and events that are happening in our show are based in reality – some of them happening right now. That’s the cool thing about the world we tapped into,” said writer/director Gideon Raff , co-creator and executive producer/director of the event series DIG.
Raff is the creator of the Israeli series “Hatufim” (“Prisoners of War”), which he also writes and directs for Keshet and Hulu in the U.S. “Prisoners of War” is the highest-rated drama series in Israel and has won nine Israeli Emmys, including Best Directing and Best Drama Series. Currently Raff is executive producing the highly-anticipated series “Tyrant,” which he also created. He is also executive producer of the critically acclaimed, Emmy and Golden Globe-winning drama series “Homeland,” based on “Prisoners of War,” starring Claire Danes. Raff received an Emmy, a WGA Award, an Edgar Allen Poe Award and a Peabody Award for his work on “Homeland.” He also directed the award-winning film “The Babysitter,” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2003 and went on to be screened in many prestigious festivals. In addition, he is a bestselling fiction author in Israel.