Here's why you have to watch 'The Baker and the Beauty' on Amazon
From its stunning cast to its endearing rom-com plot, this TV series will make you believe in love – and pastries – again.
When a humble bakery employee falls in love with an international superstar, things can get kind of complicated.
Complicated enough, as it turns out, to be the basis for the next great romantic comedy series. It's called "The Baker and the Beauty," and its first season is coming to Amazon next month.
From the stunning cast to the hilarious dialogue, there are so many reasons to watch this show. But seeing as it doesn't begin streaming till September, we can only divulge a few:
It's like 'Notting Hill' for millennials.
Rom-com fans, take note: "The Baker and the Beauty" hits all the right notes for the perfect boy-meets-girl scenario, with lots of layers mixed in. Similar in plot to the 1997 movie "Notting Hill" starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant, "Baker" centers around a super-famous "it girl" actress named Noa who randomly meets a simple, modest bakery employee named Amos. Sparks fly, but complications arise, mostly on her side (he's simple, after all). Can their love survive? Is it even love at all? Will her agent, their exes and the media ever leave them alone?
'The Beauty' is Rotem Sela.
Rotem Sela is a 34-year-old actress, model, wife and mom who lives in Tel Aviv. Before scoring the leading female role as Noa Hollander, she could be seen in "Rising Star" (2013) and "Shemesh" (1997). Her husband, Ariel Rotter, is the son of Gabriel Rotter, the CEO of Castro clothing company. Probably not by coincidence, Sela once modeled for the brand (as did Wonder Woman Gal Gadot).
'The Baker' is Aviv Alush.
Like his co-star Rotem Sela, Aviv Alush, 35, is married with kids. His wife, Nofar Koren, is an attorney. He plays Amos Dahari, the baker who lives with his parents, on the show. With his appearance in the 2017 film "The Shack," Alush earned the distinction of being the first Israeli actor to play Jesus in an English-language film.
These two have some serious chemistry on the show.
Running a bakery is a messy job. Apparently, so is falling in love with an international superstar. But these two make it look quite attractive, don't they?
It also co-stars this guy.
His name's Jason Lewis. You might remember him from his stint on "Sex and the City" as Samantha's dreamy young love interest. In "Baker," the American actor plays Noa's flashy Hollywood boyfriend who cheats on her (boo!) but ultimately leads her to Amos (yay!).
It was created by Keshet, the production company that brought you 'Homeland.'
If you're a fan of Showtime's landmark drama series, "Homeland," you probably know it was adapted from an Israeli show produced by Keshet International. Keshet is an Israel-based production company that's brought a handful of successful shows to America, including "Deal With It," "In Treatment" and "Loaded."
With predecessors like that, it's clear "The Baker and the Beauty" will have no trouble capturing Americans' oft-fleeting attention.
It was Israel's most viewed series in its first season – ever.
"The Baker and the Beauty" has been hugely popular in its home country, attracting a 26.7% rating and consistently gaining viewers each episode, Keshet said. A second season is already airing in Israel.
It's poised to become a global sensation.
Before being picked up by Amazon, "The Baker and the Beauty" had already enjoyed a successful run in the Netherlands. Now, more than 200 countries around the world will get to experience the unlikely yet endearing romance of Noa and Amos.
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