American streaming service Netflix is placing the onus on the Arab World yet again by breathing life into one of the region’s most recognised series, Ayza Atgawez (I Want to Get Married).
Egyptian-Tunisian actress Hend Sabry will be taking over one of her almost eponymous roles of Ola Abd ElSabour, a young pharmacist who made it her ultimate goal to tie the knot before turning 30. This time, the spin-off will focus on the main character’s journey through life juggling between her challenging professional life and tumultuous coming-of-age affairs .
“Ola may be older and wiser, but she is still exploring who she is as a woman while trying to find the balance between her role as a mother, wife and entrepreneur,” explained Netflix in a statement.
The storyline is set to be explored through six episodes and with the help of a stellar cast of famed names that will be joining Sabry through this updated iteration of her relatable adventures. Although a release date is yet to be announced, the production carries loads of promises as the Arabic-language series, directed by Hadi El-Bagoury, will invite some of Egypt’s favourite faces including Clash actor Hany Adel, Maktoub protagonist Dalia Shawky as well as 39-year-old Nada Moussa from Heba.
Coming only a handful of months following Netflix’s latest original hit Al Rawabi School for Girls, the video giant seems to be more than willing to invest in entertainment in the region and it’s something that we surely won’t be complaining about.