The story of Esther ‘Esty’ Shapiro’s escape from Brooklyn’s Yiddish speaking Satmar community isn’t a work of fiction, it’s actually loosely based on a true story.

Story of a young ultra-Orthodox Jewish woman who flees her arranged marriage and religious community to start a … She has been speaking to the Ryan Tubridy Show. Netflix's new four-part drama Unorthodox tells the enchanting story of Esty Shapiro but is she real? ; She wrote her best-selling memoir of the same name in 2012. The only indication of her previous life are screen grabs of news articles about Netflix's Unorthodox and happy snaps with actress Shira Haas. They took on the project in part because the story meshed with several topics of mutual interest, especially the challenges of being Jewish in Germany. Post continues after video. Netflix's Unorthodox is a four-part mini series that follows the journey of 19-year-old Esther Shapiro's as she escapes her strict, religious community in Brooklyn. If you haven’t seen Netflix’s Unorthodox then this weekend offers the perfect opportunity to binge the four-part series. The four-episode series is based on Deborah Feldman's instant bestselling novel, Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots.
Four-part Netflix series Unorthodox is based on the memoir of Deborah Feldman, who escaped an arranged marriage in New York and made her way to Berlin. Netflix's latest take on a drama series is Unorthodox, which tells the story of Esther Shapiro (), a young Jewish woman who leaves her husband behind in Brooklyn for the chance to have more independence in Berlin, Germany.The trailer for the series dropped on March 6, and it shows Shira's deeply difficult decision to leave her family behind for the sake of her future. That's what Deborah Feldman (above) did, and now, the true story of how she cut ties with the Hasidic community will be the basis for Unorthodox, one of Netflix's latest offerings. WATCH: The trailer for Unorthodox. Now a Netflix original series! However, it takes several liberties in its portrayal of the actual narrative. Unorthodox is the first Netflix series to be primarily in Yiddish. Unorthodox is the bestselling memoir of a young Jewish woman’s escape from a religious sect, in the tradition of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Infidel and Carolyn Jessop’s Escape, featuring a new epilogue by the author. Unorthodox is the new Netflix series everyone is talking about. Deborah Feldman’s story. To answer it simply, yes, ‘Unorthodox’ is based on a true story. If you haven’t seen it yet, Unorthodox follows the story of 19-year-old Esther ‘Esty’ Shapiro and her escape from a strict Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighbourhood.