The spy story of Lake Maggiore is made into a TV series. The Israeli channel Yes TV, which has products such as Fauda and Shtisel in its archive, has commissioned a new fiction titled “Maggiore” and inspired by the story still shrouded in mystery, with the tragic shipwreck of May 28 as the center when a tourist boat with a transport of 23 passengers, almost all the members of the Italian secret services and the Israeli Mossad, sank after a sudden deterioration of the meteorological conditions. Four victims, including the girlfriend of the ship’s skipper, a former Mossad agent and two Italian intelligence officers.
The Busto Arsizio Prosecutor’s Office investigates the causes and possible responsibilities of the shipwreck, while everything concerning the scene of the Israeli 007 missions is the subject of reconstructions and speculations of various kinds. According to rumors that emerged after the events in Israel, it is assumed that the agents were counteracting in some way the activity of Iranian intelligence in the region in the days before the trip that ended in tragedy.
As reported by Coming Soon, the series “Maggiore” will consist of 8 episodes, and is developed by Dafna Prenner, from the production house Artza Productions. Several producers involved, such as “Kador’s Leo Maidenberg and Jad Ben Ammar. Izhar Harlev, co-creator and head writer of shows like Mossad 101 and The Gordin Cell.” “There are many more questions than answers about what really happened on that ship and what happened after the accident. For example, why did Israel send a private plane to evacuate the Israeli victims?” Prenner said in a statement. .
The series aims to answer some burning questions, such as the role of the missing Russian woman in the shipwreck and the scenarios involving Iran and Russia. Also on the project is an investigative journalist who has access to classified information. The planned budget is huge, about 2 million dollars per episode.