HBO's 'Our Boys': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about the upcoming 2014 Gaza War miniseries

HBO's 'Our Boys': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about the upcoming 2014 Gaza War miniseries

Blending true crime with socio-political commentary, HBO's new miniseries 'Our Boys' dramatizes the murder investigation of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir. His death was preceded by the kidnapping and murder of three Jewish teenagers by Hamas militants in the summer of 2014.

The deaths eventually lead to the outbreak of war in Gaza. 'Our Boys' is a co-production of KI’s Keshet Studios and HBO. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming miniseries:

Release Date: 

The show is set to air August 12 with two back-to-back one hour episodes, starting from 9 p.m. The remaining eight episodes of this limited series will be telecast, one episode at a time, every Monday at 9 p.m.

HBO poster for 'Our Boys' (HBO)


The series, filmed in Israel, closely follows the events in the summer of 2014 when the burned body of a Palestinian teenager from eastern Jerusalem was found on the western outskirts of the city. Since his body is found two days after the murder of three Jewish teenagers, there is a strong suspicion that the brutal murder is a hate crime.


The HBO website states that the series depicts how "an agent from the internal terror division of the Shin Bet investigates the murder, while the parents of the slain teenager begin their long and anguished journey toward justice and consolation". The Shin Bet is Israel's Security Agency.


Michael Aloni (Shtisel), Lior Ashkenazi (Foxtrot, Walk on Water), Shadi Mar’i (Fauda), Noa Koler (The Wedding Plan), Ruba Blal Asfor (Sand Storm) and Yoram Toledano (Echo) are part of the cast according to the Jerusalem Post.


Hagai Levi, Joseph Cedar and Tawfik Abu-Wael will serve as creators. Levi is a 2015 Golden Globe winner for co-creating and co-producing the television drama 'The Affair' with Sarah Treem. 



The trailer zigzags across chaotic scenes as Israel explodes in grief and anger over the killing of three Jewish teenagers by Hamas before focussing on a concerned Palestinian father telling his son Mohammed to come home and not speak in Arabic if he is in front of any Jewish people. The phone call is ominously cut short and soon the father calls on the Israeli investigating officers to find his son.

There are shots of Mohammed in the hours before his death as he tries to get home without attracting attention to himself. Mohammed's father worst fears are realized when the police find the burned and disfigured body of his son. The rest of the trailer shows him running pillar to post to find justice for his son and scenes of how the investigating authorities conduct the investigation.   



If you liked this, you would enjoy: 

'Homeland', 'Fauda' (2015-ongoing), 'The Americans' and 'Quantico'.

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