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Netflix to add its first-ever Arabic series

Netflix to add its first-ever Arabic series

Here's what we know so far...

Text: Meeran Mekkaoui


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For any Netflix fans in the Middle East, there's about to be another reason for you to binge-watch TV all day (and night) long...

We've already established that the Middle East loves to binge-watch TV following the statistics Netflix released to the public in December. 

Now, the popular streaming service is set to cater to its Middle Eastern audience even more by producing its first ever Arabic series.

Already offering a plethora of award-winning shows including Stranger Things13 Reasons Why, Friends and Orange is the New Black, the new series will just be another excuse for us to stay indoors all day. 

Set in the drama genre, the new series will be directed by Lebanese Director Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya (who directed the drama/thriller Very Big Shot) and Bassel Ghandour (the screenwriter behind the Oscar-nominated film Theeb) will be writing the series.

According to The National, the series is "a supernatural drama focused on a group of teenagers (not to be confused with the 2013 Emirati horror film of the same name). It's currently in the very early stages of production, with no roles cast as yet, no final script and, currently, no exact duration or number of episodes confirmed. It will be an Arabic-language production (with subtitles)."

Whilst no further details have been revealed, make sure to watch this space! In the meantime, find out more details about the popular 'Black Mirror' episode that is set to become a reality in China

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