This streaming service is launching exciting new content

Netflix has announced that work has begun on its first original Arabic series. Netflix

Set for release in 2019, the new six-episode series, Jinn, will be shot in Jordan by Lebanese director Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya (Very Big Shot) and Jordanian screenwriter Bassel Ghandour, who worked on the Oscar-nominated Theeb.

The show will be a contemporary supernatural teen drama where young people have to face a great evil that threatens to destroy the world.

“This is a great opportunity to portray Arab youth in a very unique way,” said Bou Chaaya.

“The level of authenticity Netflix is trying to achieve with this show is definitely what attracted me the most to be part of this project.”

Equally excited about the project, Ghandour commented: “We are really excited about this. It is very common in Middle East that people know someone who has a Jinn story, so it’s nice to take that and turn it into a fun and mysterious teen adventure that everyone can enjoy.

“On a broader note, I love that Netflix is investing a lot in the region; it’s a real turning point. We have such a rich storytelling culture, and we’ll finally be able to enjoy Arabic content with Netflix quality.”

For more information, visit: https://www.netflix.com/ae-en/title/80220816

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