Netflix Just Picked Up its First Emirati TV Series
It’s been almost two years since Netflix announced its expansion to the Middle East. Since, the streaming giant has announced its first production in the region, Jinn—which is expected to be released later this year.
In the meantime, the company has managed to acquire streaming rights to a few regional productions—among them Justice: Qalb Al Adala. The series is the first Emirati production to run on the platform, and is now available for viewing to a worldwide audience.
The 18-episode legal drama follows a lawyer named Farah, who returns to her native Abu Dhabi after receiving a law degree at an American university. Her father, one of the UAE’s biggest lawyers, expects her to begin her career at his firm, but Farah envisions a different future for herself.
Oscar-nominated producer Walter Parkes, best known for his work on He Named Me Malala created the series alongside Emmy-winning producer William Finkelstein, and in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department.