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Fauda Season 4 - What We Know So Far

As Netflix continues to grow, the streamer has begun investing more and more of its money in distribution for international shows. Often, these shows are just as good or better than many American titles, and as Netflix gets more international, its offerings need to as well. "Fauda" is one title that Netflix has become the American distributor for (via IMDb), and it's a series that some American audiences have become hooked on. 

The series is produced in Israel and follows Doron, a member of the Israeli Defense Force who becomes embroiled in some real-life conflicts that are taking place in the region. The show is based on creators Lior Raz (who also stars as Doron) and Avi Issacharoff's time as members of the IDF and has released three seasons thus far. For action fans, "Fauda" has proven to be almost irresistible, so much so that many are wondering when the show might return for a fourth season. 

Updated November 23, 2021: This list has been updated to reflect the start of production on Season 4.

When is the release date for Fauda Season 4?

Like many international shows that Netflix distributes, "Fauda" is actually produced by an in-country TV network called YES (not to be confused with the television home of the New York Yankees). The show has officially been renewed for a fourth season, with the announcement first coming out in September of last year (via Facebook). There's been no official announcement about when the show's next season will debut, but it's worth noting that there were fairly significant gaps in the releases of the show's first few seasons.

Season 1 made its debut all the way back in 2015, and the second season wasn't released until two years later. Although the show has been renewed for a fourth season, it may be a while before fans get to see it. That said, we did receive some good news on November 15, 2021, that "Fauda" Season 4 had officially entered into production in its home country (via Deadline). With any luck, Netflix could get a hold of new episodes sometime in 2022.

Who is in the cast for Fauda Season 4?

The cast of "Fauda" has remained relatively stable through the show's first three seasons. In addition to Raz, the show also stars Hisham Sulliman, Shadi Mar'i, Laëtitia Eïdo, Itzik Cohen ,and Netta Garti. When the show returns, that core cast is likely to remain largely intact, although it's possible that the show will choose to introduce a few new characters as well. To that end, with the start of production, Deadline also confirmed five new additions to Season 4, including TV veterans Inbar Lavi and Mark Ivanir, both of whom should look familiar to U.S. audiences for their respective work on "Lucifer" and "Barry." Also revealed in that production update were relative newcomers Lucy Ayoub, Loai Noufi ("Tyrant"), and Amir Boutrous ("The Crown").

As the show's Facebook feed makes abundantly clear, the camaraderie among the cast is part of what makes "Fauda" a favorite among its fans, which helps explain why there's been so little changeover in the core cast over the years. In many ways, "Fauda" is similar to the police shows that dominate American TV. Although it's told from an Israeli perspective, the series definitely features a similar gun-toting team that the show depicts as heroic.

What's the plot for Season 4 of Fauda?

No plot synopsis for the show's upcoming season has been released yet, but it seems likely that the show will continue to tell stories about Doran and his team as they work to protect Israel. Although the show certainly has plenty of fans, there are also those who have critiqued it through its first three seasons in large part because of its incredibly sympathetic view of Israel in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine. 

In The Atlantic, contributor Yasmeen Serhan writes that "viewers who are hungry for a Palestinian perspective on the conflict would do well to urge Netflix to commission a Palestinian-created series because 'Fauda' will probably prove a disappointment." The series has been disappointing to some who were looking for a more realistic depiction of the conflict in their fictional storytelling. Although its critics see "Fauda" as a somewhat irresponsible series, those that love the show remain excited about the next season.