Netflix has announced it’s brand new initial Middle Eastern show, Paranormal, made by both Mohamed Hefzy and Amr Salama, who’s also the showrunner along with the manager. According to Paranormal, the bestselling Arabic publication series by late writer Ahmed Khaled Tawfik that offered over 15 million copies, this is Netflix’s very first foray into Egyptian play.
Place in the 1960s, the suspense show portrays the experiences of top personality Dr. Refaat Ismail, a haematologist confronting a series of supernatural events.
“We are excited to continue our investment in Middle Eastern productions by adapting the highly acclaimed Paranormal novels into a thrilling new series. We’re also pleased to collaborate with prominent producer Mohamed Hefzy and director Amr Salama whose creative vision we look forward to bringing to our global audience,” explained Kelly Luegenbiehl, VP of International Originals in Netflix.
This third Middle Eastern Netflix first show reflects the organization’s commitment to researching more stories and abilities in the area. This will provide filmmakers and audiences at the Middle East existence on a worldwide platform to tell and enjoy many different exciting fresh stories.
Show manufacturer, Mohamed Hefzy, commented, “I’m proud to be working with Netflix on bringing to life the Paranormal series, which I hold dear to my heart. 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.”
“I’m very excited about this project, It was my dream to adapt Paranormal of the late author Ahmed Khaled Tawfik and turn it into a drama since I ever wanted to be a filmmaker. I can’t wait to introduce these exciting stories to the Netflix public in 190 countries around the world,” stated producer, manager, and showrunner Amr Salama.
Expected to be filmed in Egypt, Paranormal is the next Middle Eastern Netflix first show after Jinn, that includes a cast of emerging Jordanian abilities and is defined to be published on June 13, 2019, and Al Rawabi School for Girls, that was declared last April. These productions signify Netflix’s devotion to investment in Middle Eastern Arabic articles, the business said in an announcement.