Netflix Announces Arabic MENA Content Lineup

Upcoming Arab movies and series include Telfaz11’s feature film ‘Alkhallat+’, reality show ‘Dubai Bling’ and psychological thriller ‘The Matchmaker’, among others.

Netflix has announced a lineup of upcoming content from the Arab world, including shows and movies from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, and Egypt.

The projects are part of Netflix’s push into Arabic content as it invests in more Arab storytellers to tell stories that can be loved around the world. Until now, Netflix has worked with new and established voices to tell more authentic stories that have broad appeal and take big creative swings with various formats, new to the Arab world.

Netflix previewed a wide range of Arabic content, from an unscripted melodramatic show to an animated comedy series, a youth-focused film, a psychological thriller, and a historical drama through exclusive promotional reels and premium footage. view. These include dubai jewelry (UAE), The exchange (Kuwait), Aljalat+ (KSA), the matchmaker (KSA), and Masameer County Season 2 (KSA).

An eight-episode Arabic docu-soap. dubai jewelry It will be released globally on October 27 this year.

Set in Kuwait in 1988, The exchange revolves around two women who make their way into the boys’ club of the Kuwait Stock Exchange, on the eve of Saddam Hussein’s invasion of the country. The drama was conceived and written by famous TV host, actress and activist Nadia Ahmad, with Anne and Adam Sobel, and is directed by Egyptian director Karim Elshenawy and Kuwaiti filmmaker Jasem AlMuhanna.

Aljalat+ is a satirical suspense film based on the Telfaz11 digital program Aljallat, which was first released in 2017 and received more than 1.5 billion views on YouTube and social media. The film is directed by Fahad Alammari and stars Aziz Alshehri, Mohamed Aldokhie, Ibraheem Alkhairallah, Ibraheem Alhajjaj, Fahad Albutairi, Suhaib Godus, Ziyad Alamri and Ismail Alhassan. The film is expected to be released next year.

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the matchmaker is a psychological thriller with a supernatural twist set in Al Ula, covering universal themes like disloyalty and morality. The film will be released in early 2023 and stars Hussam Alharthy, Reem AlHabib and Nour Alkhadra and is directed by Abdulmohsen Aldhabaan.

The list also includes the second season of cartoons. Masameer Countya youth-focused show chronicling the rapidly changing face of Saudi Arabia and tackling previously taboo topics with humor.

Netflix also announced a slew of global productions, including a new season of Emily in Paris and the fantasy adventure film Dreamland, starring Jason Momoa. Additionally, Netflix also talked about local talents like Khaled Abdulla, Ahmed Malek, and Kinda Alloush starring in global Netflix productions like The crown Y The swimmers.

These new shows follow in the wake of the psychological thriller by Saudi director Hana Al Omair whispersjordanian school drama Al Rawabi Girls SchoolY finding wavestars Tunisian-Egyptian star Hend Sabry as a recently divorced single mother who embarks on a journey of personal discovery.

Nonfiction hits in the region have included the unscripted Arab reality show The fastest, and the archaeological documentary, Secrets of the tomb of Saqqara which was viewed by 22 million households in its first week of release

Aside from Netflix productions, there have also been some iconic movies from different parts of the Arab world that have been given a home on Netflix through collections like Celebrating Arab cinema, Palestinian stories, because she created and new Saudi voices.

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