By Nour El- Miligi
When it comes to Netflix-produced movies, we always expect solid work, but imagine if it’s both Netflix and a series based on a novel that belongs to best selling author, Ahmed Khaled Tawfik? Are we dreaming big here?
It would be a dream come true, and this is exactly how Director Amr Salama described it when announcing that Netflix original series “Ma Waraa El Tabi3a” is finally done despite the harsh circumstances, publishing a picture of him with the cast to his 348K followers on Instagram telling them that #it’s a wrap!
The series starring Ahmed Amin is based on the best selling novel of the same name by late Egyptian author, Ahmed Khaled Tawfik, and will be produced by both Amr Salama and Mohamed Hefzy, who are apparently very proud of their project as they keep mentioning in their statements.
The project witnesses the first collaboration between Netflix and Egyptian producers, shortly after the platform decided to include Egyptian movies and series within its genre, which marks a huge milestone not just for Egypt, but for the Middle East. The novel that sold over 15 million copies revolves around the journey of a hematologist who faces a series of supernatural events.
Netflix had already announced its intention to produce the project last year. “We are excited to continue our investment in Middle Eastern productions by adapting the highly acclaimed ‘Paranormal’ novel 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,” said Kelly Luegenbiehl, VP of International Originals at Netflix previously.
This is an open invitation for producers and actors in the Middle East to dream big as a collaboration with such a huge entity indeed serves as a huge opportunity for the Middle East to spread their creative tales and showcase their talent on platforms with a huge fan base like Netflix.