If you’re anything like us, you may find it quite hard to enjoy a series without streaming it all in one go. As we finish each show almost as quickly as we start a new one, we’re constantly on the lookout for fresh content to consume on television and laptop screens. Sometimes though, the quest towards stumbling across a storyline worthy of your time becomes a whole other ordeal. But our duty here at MILLE is to ensure you’re one step ahead at all times. Introducing: The Traitor, Shahid’s latest must-watch series.
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Produced by Saudi entertainment conglomerate MBC, and airing since Nov. 5 on its own streaming platform Shahid, the new Arabic-language drama is an adaption of Doctor Foster, a two-season-long psychological thriller broadcasted weekly on BBC One.
As the description of the show reads, the story centers itself around the trials and tribulations of a renowned doctor (Soulafa Maamar) who develops suspicions about her husband’s infidelity, leading her onto a suspenseful journey to uncover a web of hardly well-kept secrets. She then decides to take revenge on her partner (Qays Sheikh Najib) as well as his alleged mistress (Maram Ali) through a meticulously crafted plan. Although many key elements of the original version were kept, the plot has been revisited for cultural relevance.
The star-studded cast, which includes the likes of Lebanese actress Rita Harb and Syria-born Jalal Shamout to mention just them, deliver stellar performances, undoubtedly adding depth and authenticity to the complex characters, making the show a compelling and unforgettable viewing experience for audiences in the region.
Having premiered right after Crystal’s finale— a melodrama that follows a renowned fashion designer and the daughter of a concierge who fall in love with the same man— The Traitor is a thrilling addition to Shahid’s already rich catalogue.