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Netflix Unveils A Line Of Arab Movies And Series Scheduled To Release In 2023 – Deadline

Netflix Unveils A Line Of Arab Movies And Series Scheduled To Release In 2023 – Deadline

Netflix has previewed a selection of upcoming movies and shows targeting the Arab world and coming from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Jordan.

The global platform has been steadily making inroads into the Middle East and North Africa since 2015, facing fierce competition from local players like MBC’s Shahid VIP and Starzplay.

The board’s announcement comes just a month after a group of Gulf states threatened Netflix with legal action if the platform didn’t remove content they deemed contradictory to Islamic values.

Netflix has not commented on the threats from the Gulf and appears undeterred in its push into the region and content aimed at the Arab world.

“Netflix will continue to expand its investment in the region, bringing authentic stories and talent from the Arab world to the forefront of the global entertainment industry,” the platform said.

Among the new productions planned, mainly due to its launch in 2023, is the feature film from Saudi Arabia Aljalat+a satirical suspense film based on the hit online show Aljallatwhich was first released in 2017 and received over 1.5 billion views on YouTube and social media.

The feature is one of the first productions to come to fruition in an eight-film deal with burgeoning Saudi Arabian studio Telfaz11, signed in November 2020.

“The film will feature four exciting comeback stories of social deception and stunts in four unlikely locations, bringing the best of this beloved Saudi show to life,” Netflix said.

Fahad Alammari directs a cast made up of comedian Fahad Albutairi, actors Suhaib Godus and Ismail Alhassan, best known for their performances in the sun of gnosis; and the influencer and actor Ziyad Alamri.

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Netflix also announced a second feature of Telfaz11, the matchmaker by director Abdulmohsen Aldhabaan, whose feature debut Last visit (2019) played in Karlovy Vary and Marrakech.

Billed as a psychological thriller with a supernatural bent, the film is set against the backdrop of the rocky desert landscape of the AlUla world heritage site. The cast includes Hussam Alharthy, Reem AlHabib, Nour Alkhadra.

The list also featured the eight-episode Arabic docu-soap. dubai jewelry, which launches globally on October 27.

The show follows the lives of 10 self-made rich people in Dubai, including Australian radio host Kris Fade and his wife Brianna Ramirez, Saudi TV host and actress Lojain Omran, as well as Emirati DJ Marwan Al Awady. and his wife Danya Mohammed.

Netflix also presented one of its first Kuwaiti productions. The exchange. Set in Kuwait in 1988, the drama revolves around two women who make their way into the boys’ club of the Kuwait Stock Exchange, on the eve of Saddam Hussein’s invasion of the country.

The drama was conceived and written by famous TV host, actress and activist Nadia Ahmad, with Anne and Adam Sobel, and is directed by Egyptian director Karim Elshenawy and Kuwaiti filmmaker Jasem AlMuhanna.

The cast includes popular local actors Rawan Mahdi, Mona Hussain, Hussain alMahdi, Mohamed Mansour, Faisal alAmiri, Jasem alNabhan, Maryam Salih, Asmahan Tawfiq and Abdullah Bahman.

The list also includes the second season of cartoons. Masameer Countya youth-focused show chronicling the rapidly changing face of Saudi Arabia and tackling previously taboo topics with humor.

It is the first production to emerge from an exclusive five-year deal between the Saudi animation studio Myrkott and Netflix.

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These new shows follow in the wake of the psychological thriller by Saudi director Hana Al Omair whispersjordanian school drama Al Rawabi Girls SchoolY finding wavestars Tunisian-Egyptian star Hend Sabry as a recently divorced single mother who embarks on a journey of personal discovery.

Nonfiction hits in the region have included an unscripted Arab reality show. The fastest, and archaeological documentary, Secrets of the tomb of Saqqara which was viewed by 22 million households in its first week of release

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