Shtisel star Michael Aloni’s next series debuting in Israel in June



Breakout Israeli actor Michael Aloni is ready to expand his acting chops once again, with the announced release date of the new show The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem.  The show will debut June 7th, and is already being hailed as the best Israeli show of 2021.  Based on a novel by the same name by Sarit Ishai-Levi, the show storyline follows the Jerusalem-based Ermosa family from 1917 pre-state Israel to the War of Independence. It will feature dialogue in Hebrew, Arabic, Ladino(!), and Turkish.

The show is being produced by Yes Studios, the production studio also behind Aloni’s “Shtisel”. Yes released a short little teaser video featuring the show’s many characters, well starring at… things.

According to Lior Zaltzman of Kveller, the actors you can see in the trailer are “Itzik Cohen (“Fauda”), bespectacled and concerned with a letter in his hand, and the mesmerizing Hila Saada (“The Baker and the Beauty”) as Rosa, who marries Aloni’s Gabriel Ermosa.”

“Gabriel, the son of an unhappily married woman, was forced to marry Rosa by his mother, instead of the woman he truly loves,” writes Zaltzmn. “You can see her in the teaser played by the fiery-haired Yuval Sharf (“McMafia”). There’s also the tantalizing newcomer Swell Ariel Or, who plays the daughter of Gabriel and Rosa, Luna Ermosa — the beauty queen of Jerusalem herself.”