Netflix has announced Unorthodox to hit the screens on March 26. It is a brave new project for the streaming giant, taking up a story of internal oppression in a minority community.
Unorthodox Season 1: Cast
The series will feature Shira Haas as Esther Shapiro, Amit Rahav as Yakov Shapiro, Jeff Wilbusch as Moishe Lefkovitch. Aaron Altaras will play Robert, along with Alex Reid as Leah Mandelbaum Schwarz, Tamar Amit-Joseph as Yael Roubeni and Dina Doronne as Babby.
Unorthodox Season 1: Plot
Netflix has given the following description about the plot of Unorthodox:
“A Hasidic Jewish woman in Brooklyn flees to Berlin from an arranged marriage and is taken in by a group of musicians — until her past comes calling.”
Unorthodox Season 1: Is Trailer Out?
The trailer is out on the YouTube channel of Netflix. Watch the trailer here.
Unorthodox Season 1: Here is Trailer Breakdown
We follow a young Esther Shapiro asking for help after she has fled to Berlin from Brooklyn without any money or education. As a young female of the Hasidic community in Brooklyn, she had married a suitor just the way society had wanted her to.
Once Esther has run away from there and landed in Berlin, a group of musicians take her under their wings. They take her to the beach, and we see her reveal her short-cropped. She throws her wig away, letting go of the past. But she is soon to find out that the past won’t let go of her. Will she survive in an unknown city all on her own? Will she be able to keep her new friends? With Yakov on her trail, things may take an ugly turn for her.