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Russ & Daughters — the long-lasting Decrease East Aspect Jewish deli — would possibly get a tv remedy.
Time Studios has signed a cope with Niki Russ Federman and Josh Russ Tupper, the household enterprise’ fourth-generation and first-cousin house owners, to buy round a scripted drama in regards to the deli’s historical past.
Joel Russ immigrated from Poland in 1907, and after first promoting herring out of a barrel, opened store in 1914.
The deli moved in 1920 to its present East Houston location, the place it is identified for its bagels and lox — in addition to its lengthy weekend strains.
“I believe that the present is…actually going to resonate as a result of we’re popping out of a second the place individuals have been feeling very disconnected and residing via screens,” Federman informed The Put up. “And I believe the story of Russ & Daughters and our world is admittedly about household and connection — and one thing very a lot in the actual world. We’re all ravenous for that proper now.”
Joel Russ did not have any sons, and so introduced his three daughters — Hattie, Ida and Anne — on as companions, including them to the shop’s identify. Their husbands later joined the enterprise as nicely.
Russ and Daughters moved to its East Houston location in 1920.Common Pictures Group by way of Getty
Federman and Tupper’s grandmother, Ann, “was the youngest of the three ‘Russ daughters,'” Federman mentioned.
The pair was approached by a producer buddy, Kim Rozenfeld, previously head of nonfiction programming at Apple and now on his personal.
“I used to be at all times actually intrigued by them and their enterprise,” he informed The Put up. “And I approached them with the thought to develop the present as a drama, as a collection.”
The following step, Rozenfeld mentioned, is discovering a author, adopted by a number of months of growth. Viewers may see the present on-screen in “a few 12 months.”
The deal was first reported by Deadline.
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