Summer is here, and whilst beach days are worthy of anticipation, we’re mostly just excited about Netflix’s first Arabic original series, Jinn, which finally premieres next week.
After seeing the teaser, a major binge is definitely on the cards. But not to worry, based on the streaming giant’s latest announcement, your post-binge blues will be short-lived, as another Arabic original is already in the works.
Entitled Paranormal, the upcoming show is an adaptation of famed Egyptian author Ahmed Khaled Tawfik’s horror book series of the same name, which sold a staggering 15 million copies across the region. To top things off, renowned Egyptian producer Mohammed Hefzy is on board along with Amr Salama as director—so it’s going to be good.
The series will be set in the 1960s, following the adventures of a character by the name of Dr. Refaat Ismail, a haematologist who somehow constantly finds himself in the midst of supernatural events.
“I’m proud to be working with Netflix on bringing to life the Paranormal series, which I hold dear to my heart,” said Hefzy in a statement. “I’m also excited to be cooperating again with long-time collaborator and friend, director Amr Salama. Together with Netflix, we aim to present a show of international quality and that lives up to the promises and ambitions of Egyptian and Arabic drama.“
The series is set to be filmed in Egypt, and a release date has yet to be announced, but we’ll definitely keep you posted.