Netflix Gets Its First Saudi Thriller

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Netflix’s first Saudi thriller is almost here, and it’s entitled “Whispers”. Debuting on June 11 in 190 countries, the Hana Olamair-show is comprised of eight episodes. 

Written by Roolan Hassan, the drama explores issues of family feuds and is centred on a family that is experiencing the death of the family patriarch. 

We believe that great stories can come from anywhere and be loved everywhere. “Whispers” is a fast-paced drama and every episode holds a new clue that will keep viewers wanting more. We are thrilled to be offering the new series to all our users in 190 countries and to be giving them the chance to discover great Arabic content that is full of mysterious twists”, declared Nuha Eltayeb, Director of content acquisitions for the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey at Netflix.

The cast includes a myriad of first-time female actresses and emerging talent, such as Shaimaa Al-Fadl, Mysoon Alruwaily, Elham Ali, Nada Tawhid, Norah Alanbar, and Leila Arabi, who all play unconventional characters defying expectations.

But this is not the first time Netflix has streamed content from Saudi Arabia. Last February it launched “Six Windows in the Desert”, a collection of six award-winning Saudi shorts that tackled issues like love, extremism and social pressures.

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