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Netflix Boosting Original Arabic Content Production With ‘Paranormal’

Global streaming giant Netflix is bringing more localized content for the Middle East, with the introduction of its third Arabic Original, ‘Paranormal.’

‘Paranormal’ series in the works

Inspired by the late Ahmed Khaled Tawfik’s bestselling Arabic horror novels of the same name, the series depicts the adventures of haematologist Dr Refaat Ismail, who is “faced with a series of supernatural events.” The shoot is expected to take place in Egypt. Check out the poster:

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Third Netflix Arabic original

Netflix’s ‘Paranormal’ series announcement comes hot on the heels of the trailer launch of ‘Jinn,’ set to release on 13th June. The Arabic contemporary drama series is about a group of teenagers who unwittingly release a Jinn, or a spiritual figure while visiting the lost city of Petra in Jordan. Another Arabic original lined up for Netflix is ‘Al Rawabi School for Girls’, announced last April.

‘Paranormal’ – a “thrilling new series”

Kelly Luegenbiehl, VP of International Originals at Netflix says, they are excited to bring the famous novel series as a web series, with top production talents from the region. He said, “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 Mohammad Hefzy and director Amr Salama, whose creative vision we look forward to bringing to our global audience.”