Abla Fahita Joins the line-up of Netflix Originals in the Middle East with a New Series
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23 December 2019 - Netflix, the world's leading streaming entertainment service, has announced its collaboration with Abla Fahita to produce its second Egyptian original series. Scheduled for release in 2020, Abla Fahita’s debut on Netflix will be produced by OKWRD production in cooperation with ASAP Productions & EP Amin El Masri.
The show will shed light on the human side of Abla Fahita in a social comedy drama full of thrill.
The series will follow the amazing adventures of Abla Fahita after becoming one of the leading stars in the Arab World, her life turns upside down when she finds herself being chased by the law and society.
This will be Abla Fahita’s first attempt at acting in a scripted series, having entertained millions of audiences on television before.
Ahmed Sharkawi, Director of International Originals, Netflix said: “We are very excited to be collaborating with Abla Fahita, one of the most prominent comedians in Egypt and the wider Arab region.
We are looking forward to working with Abla Fahita in order to bring our Arab and international audience a fun innovative series full of laughter and excitement.”
Commenting on her partnership with Netflix, Abla Fahita said: “Damn this globalization! I barely had enough time for my own show and now they want me to do a series. The only thing that made me consider their offer, is that netflix will release the series in more than 20 languages and it will be watched in 190 countries by more than 158 million viewers with their relatives worldwide. I always say that Egyptian comedy is a great product for export after the Egyptian cotton. And it’s obvious how the world today is a sad place in dire need of laughter. and nothing beats the Egyptian Sense of humour to relieve the world of its misery”
December 23, 2019 6:13pm ET by Netflix