Ghosts of Beirut

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Ghosts of Beirut
GenreEspionage thriller
Created by
Screenplay by
Directed byGreg Barker
Original languageEnglish
No. of series1
No. of episodes4
Executive producers
  • Greg Barker
  • Daniel Driefuss
  • Joëlle Touma
  • Vinnie Molhotra
CinematographyKolja Brandt
EditorMathew Woolley
Production company
  • Hidden Truth Films
Original release
ReleaseMay 19 (2023-05-19) –
June 11, 2023 (2023-06-11)

Ghosts of Beirut is a four-part espionage thriller television series that debuted on Showtime May 19, 2023.


The series explores the real-life manhunt for Imad Mughniyeh.[1] Mughniyeh was implicated in Hezbollah attacks during the 1980s and 1990s until he died in a bomb blast in Damascus on February 12, 2008.[2]



The show is created by Avi Issacharoff and Lior Raz, and directed by Greg Barker. It is executive produced by Daniel Dreifuss and Barker. The script writer is Joëlle Touma who was also co-executive producer, alongside co-executive producers Padriac McKinley and Diane Becker.[3] The series includes documentary elements with real-life interviews with prominent officials from the CIA and Mossad.[4]


The series aired on Showtime from May 19, 2023.[5]


  1. ^ Berman, Marc (5 April 2023). "Showtime Announces Spy Drama 'Ghosts Of Beirut'". Forbes. Retrieved 25 April 2023.
  2. ^ "'Fauda' creators drop trailer for new action miniseries". Times of Israel. 20 April 2023. Retrieved 25 April 2023.
  3. ^ Vlessing, Etan (19 April 2023). "Showtime's 'Ghosts of Beirut' Trailer Recounts CIA Manhunt for Deadly Terrorist (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 25 April 2023.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (5 April 2023). "Dina Shihabi & Dermot Mulroney Star In Showtime Spy Drama Series 'Ghosts Of Beirut' From 'Fauda' Creators". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 25 April 2023.
  5. ^ Bell, BreAnna (5 April 2023). "Showtime Announces Spy Drama 'Ghosts of Beirut'". Variety. Retrieved 25 April 2023.

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