Debuting on September 23rd, exclusively on Netflix.
Netflix is bringing a brand new Arabic dramedy series to screens this September, with the launch of ‘The Cage’. The light-hearted Kuwaiti show stars several beloved Kuwaiti stars including Khaled Ameen, Hussain AlMahdi, Rawan Mahdi, Lamya Tareq, and Hessah AlNabhan, showcasing more stories from the Arab world to global audiences.
Khaled Ameen plays a social counselor who is working with a married couple, played by Hussain AlMahdi & Rawan Mahdi, to address their differences and better understand each other’s perspectives to save their marriage. While the counselor is helping them reconnect, he’s facing his struggles in his personal life, too.
Following the couple and the evolution of their relationship across 10 years, the 8-episode dramedy is a fresh take on tackling marital challenges in Arab drama, in a lighthearted and relatable way.
The Cage, which is produced by Abdullah Boushahri and directed by Jasem Almuhanna, will be available on the 23rd of September, only on Netflix.
The Cage is the next milestone in Netflix’s journey in the region as it continues to invest in amplifying the voices of more Arab storytellers. The Cage is just the beginning for the Netflix series in Kuwait, with another high-profile project in the works that promises to deliver a fresh perspective, exciting twists and turns, and some beloved, familiar faces.
Another Self, a series that brings an ensemble cast including names like Tuba Büyüküstün, Seda Bakan, Boncuk Yılmaz, Murat Boz, Füsun Demirel, Fırat Tanış, Rıza Kocaoğlu and Serkan Altunorak will be only on Netflix worldwide on 28th of July!
Netflix has released a clip and the first look images of Another Self, a series that narrates the possibility to overcome almost every dead-end in life through the acceptance of the past even though it can’t be changed through a warm, emotional, joyful, and hopeful tone.
About Another Self:
The friendship of Ada (Tuba Büyüküstün), Sevgi (Boncuk Yılmaz), and Leyla (Seda Bakan) which started in college turned into a friendship that gives strength to them even in their worst times. Ada is a successful surgeon and Sevgi is an ambitious lawyer.
Leyla on the other hand never worked for a career opposed both of them. She lives a happy life with her husband and his son. However, the strong bond between these three women faces its hardest test when Sevgi gets diagnosed with cancer.
Instead of following Ada’s wishes and getting treated in a hospital, Sevgi follows a very different hope. She asks Leyla to take her to Ayvalık in order to find a mysterious man called Zaman (Fırat Tanış). When they realize that there is no way for them to change Leyla’s mind they all desperately go on a journey.
They don’t know how this journey will completely change their lives yet. This search, started by Sevgi, will cause unexpected events not only in her life but also in Ada and Leyla’s lives as well.
Netflix Celebrates the Launch of Stranger Things Season 4 with Saudi Arabia.
Strange Things happened across Saudi Arabia today. Right ahead of the launch of Stranger Things season 4, which launches volume 1 on Netflix across the globe on May 27th, followed by volume 2 on July 1st, the Upside Down finally found a way into the Kingdom. Since its launch, the 80s-themed series became a cult favorite and the latest installment of the Duffer Brothers’ creation returns with the excitement, mystery, and horror that fans are craving.
Saudi may be ready for season 4, but were they ready to visit the Upside Down?
Spotted: the Upside Down in Saudi Arabia
On Thursday 26th May, Netflix and Eleven opened the ominous gates to the Upside Down across malls in the Kingdom. A thrilling and mysterious experience lay in wait for fans at Riyadh Park, AlNakheel Mall, Mall of Arabia, and Red Sea Mall. The brave guests entered the world of Eleven and her gang via the Rifts for an unforgettable experience filled with supernatural awe, to get excited for the latest installment of this fan favorite.
A Strange Sighting at Elephant Rock
A group of influencers discovered another Interdimensional Rift to the Upside Down while out exploring Elephant Rock in AlUla. Startled by bright lights and strange noises, the intrepid explorers fled, but their phones captured the horrifying but spectacular Rift projected on the mighty rockface. The eerie gate was open for just 24 hours before Eleven managed to close it forever.
The Ultimate Immersive Fan Experience
Curating an immersive experience exclusively for Saudi’s Stranger Things superfans, Netflix converted Jax, Riyadh into the ultimate fan moment. Recreating some of the most popular sets and scenes from Stranger Things, guests were invited to battle their way through the Upside Down Alley, face their fears in the Monster Room, and grab a slice of pizza from Hawkins, Indiana’s own Surfer Boy Pizza Parlor. The celebrations ended with a hyper-exclusive screening of the first episode of Stranger Things season 4.
Following the international success of Al Rawabi School for Girls, which premiered on August 12, 2021, Netflix is excited to announce that the series has been renewed for Season 2.
A first-of-its-kind in the Arab World, Al Rawabi School for Girls explores the challenges that young women face as they navigate high school, capturing the highs and lows of adolescence in a relatable and authentic way. Released in 190 countries and available in over 32 languages, Season 1 of Al Rawabi School for Girls resonated with young adults worldwide, mirroring their lives on screen.
Tima Shomali and Shirin Kamal will return as Creators and Executive Producers in collaboration with writer and executive producer Islam Alshomali. Tima Shomali will direct the show.
The Al Rawabi School for Girls Administration issued a letter to the student body, ahead of the new school year:
Netflix just dropped the official trailer of the long-awaited Arabic adaptation of the Italian hit “Perfect Strangers” – and it’s a cliffhanger. Debuting on January 20th, this first Arabic Netflix film.
features a star-studded pan-Arab cast including Lebanese award-winning director/actor Nadine Labaki, Egyptian star Mona Zaki, Eyad Nassar, Georges Khabbaz, Adel Karam, Fouad Yammine, and Diamand Abou Abboud.
“Perfect Strangers” is about a group of friends who get together at a dinner party and agree to play a game that involves them placing their cell phones in the middle of the dinner table, and agreeing to openly share every call, text and voice message as it comes. Little did they know that this seemingly simple game would reveal their secrets and bring out the dark side for each character.
Directed by Wissam Smayra, Perfect Strangers marks Wissam’s debut as a film director. The film is produced by Front Row Filmed Entertainment, Empire Entertainment, Film Clinic, Yalla Yalla, executive producer Mayada AlHiraki, composer Khaled Mouzanar and written by Wissam Smayra and Gabriel Yammine.
The film will be available in 190 countries on Netflix, subbed in 31 languages, and dubbed to 3 languages.
Netflix reveals the Teaser and Key Art for its long awaited series “Finding Ola”
The show debuts on February 3rd, exclusively on Netflix.
“When a woman gets divorced, a part of her dies, it’s true. But a whole other part is born. And I realized that I’m still alive,” – Ola Abdelsabour, from Finding Ola, Netflix’s latest Arabic series.
The long awaited series Finding Ola will debut exclusively on Netflix on the third of February, bringing back beloved character Ola Abdelsabour, played by the talented Hend Sabry. Ola embarks on a journey of self-discovery full of unexpected challenges but also eye-opening encounters and surprises that she stumbles upon along the way.
Throughout her journey, she will witness loss, pain and fear, leading to a path of self-awakening that will help her reconnect with her true self. Ola’s determination and passion will be her main drive along with the support of her family and friends.
Finding Ola is a dramedy tackling diverse themes such as mother-daughter relationships, friendships, second chances and self-discovery featuring a star studded cast including Sawsan Badr, Hany Adel, Nada Moussa, Mahmoud El-Leithy, Latifa Fahmy, Dalia Shawky, Aisel Ramzy, Omar Sherif, and Yasmina El-Abd, all joined by a line-up of surprise guest appearances. The show will be available in 190 countries on Netflix, subbed in 32 languages, and dubbed to 4 languages.
The magnificent Hend Sabry will star as Ola but also serve as a first time Executive Producer on the show, through her company SALAM PROD., in cooperation with Partner Pro & Executive Producer Amin El Masri. The series’ characters are inspired by the writer Ghada AbdelAal, scripted by Maha Alwazir and Ghada AbdelAal, and directed by Hadi El Bagoury.
First Look at Finding Ola, Netflix’s latest Arabic Series.
Finding Ola, the latest Netflix Arabic series, will see the return of beloved character Ola Abdelsabour as she takes on new adventures. Picking up 10 years later, Ola may be older and wiser, but she is still exploring who she is as a woman while trying to find the balance between her role as a mother, wife, and entrepreneur. An inspirational story of self-discovery and new beginnings, the six-episode series will follow Ola as she navigates life’s many challenges.
Will Ola be able to balance her responsibilities while rediscovering herself and opening the door for new adventures?
Joining Ola on her adventure is renowned actress Sawsan Badr, in the role of Ola’s mother, Suhair, and talented co-star Hani Adel, starring as Ola’s husband Hisham. Nada Mousa, Mahmoud El-Leithy, and Dalia Shawky will also join the cast along with a star-studded line-up of guest appearances, including the prominent actor Khaled El-Nabawy.
The magnificent Hend Sabry will star as Ola but also serve as a first-time Executive Producer on the show, through her company SALAM PROD., in cooperation with Partner Pro & Executive Producer Amin El Masri. The series’ characters are inspired by the writer Ghada AbdelAal, scripted by Maha Alwazir and Ghada AbdelAal, and directed by Hadi El Bagoury.
Debuting on November 23rd, exclusively on Netflix.
“The Fastest” will debut on November 23rd, exclusively on Netflix. The six-episode first season is filled with adventure, challenges, and amazing stories about cars and the people behind the wheels.
The show will feature male and female drivers from a variety of backgrounds. The contestants came from across the Middle East to share the same passion for cars, and go head to head against each other in a thrilling car racing competition to win a cash prize.
“‘The Fastest’ is our first unscripted Arab Netflix series and it will deliver on the tenets of our content strategy with its authenticity, representation, and creativity. We know that the Arab world has a particular love for fast cars and thrilling experiences, so ‘The Fastest’ will put the best of the best through their paces for fans from the Middle East and beyond.
Our goal is to have a slate of content as diverse as our audience and we are excited to introduce a new content format for Netflix. We want to provide Arab storytellers with the tools they need to bring their vision to life, whether that’s scripted or unscripted and, with ‘The Fastest’, we hope to amplify a new pool of talent from the Arab world onto the global stage,” said Lucy Leveugle, Director, Nonfiction Originals – EMEA.
“The Fastest” premise is a unique challenge between modified vehicles and supercars in unexpected setups such as desert, race track, roads, etc. In a journey combining wild adventure with a human element, we will witness the inspirational stories of the drivers and what pushes them forward.
The drivers will take part in an unpredictable competition, where they will be challenged and put to the test every step of the way to prove that they are the fastest.
The contestants will be joined by one of the most popular YouTubers and actors in Saudi, Tarek Al Harbi, who will be the humorous guide for the audience with his unique witty remarks throughout the 6 episodes.
“The Fastest” hits Netflix on November 23rd as the first Arabic reality show, and will be available in 190 countries around the world with 31 subtitles.
A hilarious take on the end of the world by an entire galaxy of Hollywood stars.
Directed by: Adam McKay Screenplay by: Adam McKay Story by: Adam Mckay & David Sirota Produced By: Adam McKay, p.g.a. & Kevin Messick, p.g.a. Director of Photography: Linus Sandgren, ASC, FSF Production Designer: Clayton Hartley Edited by: Hank Corwin, ACE Costume Designer: Susan Matheson Music by: Nicholas Britell Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Rob Morgan, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Timothée Chalamet, Ron Perlman, Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi, Himesh Patel, Melanie Lynskey, Michael Chiklis, Tomer Sisley with Cate Blanchett and Meryl Streep
Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence), an astronomy grad student, and her professor Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) make an astounding discovery of a comet orbiting within the solar system. The problem — it’s on a direct collision course with Earth. The other problem? No one really seems to care. Turns out warning mankind about a planet-killer the size of Mount Everest is an inconvenient fact to navigate. With the help of Dr. Oglethorpe (Rob Morgan), Kate and Randall embark on a media tour that takes them from the office of an indifferent President Orlean (Meryl Streep) and her sycophantic son and Chief of Staff, Jason (Jonah Hill), to the airwaves of The Daily Rip, an upbeat morning show hosted by Brie (Cate Blanchett) and Jack (Tyler Perry). With only six months until the comet makes impact, managing the 24-hour news cycle and gaining the attention of the social media obsessed public before it’s too late proves shockingly comical — what will it take to get the world to just look up?!
DON’T LOOK UP is written and directed by Academy Award winner Adam McKay (The Big Short) and also stars Mark Rylance, Ron Perlman, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi (aka Kid Cudi), Himesh Patel, Melanie Lynskey, Michael Chiklis and Tomer Sisley.
Today, Netflix and CDPR partnered to host the first-ever WitcherCon event.
Streamed globally via YouTube and Twitch, the event featured a number of interactive panels with The Witcher talent including Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra, Freya Allan, Mimî M Khayisa, Paul Bullion, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, and Declan de Barra.
As well as panels, the event included special short-form content, musical interludes, and a host of exclusive surprises and never-before-seen insights from The Witcher live-action series and forthcoming anime feature.
Lauren Schmidt Hissrich on the relationship between Geralt and Ciri:
“At the end of Season 1, we have what I think is one of the sorts of most emotional scenes that we’ve done, which is Geralt and Ciri finding each other after they’ve both been searching all season… And it seems like we’ve got a father figure and daughter figure, and everything’s going to be perfect at that point, except for they’ve never met. And so it was really fun to start Season 2 thinking about, well, they’re not a family yet. How do they grow to be one? What do you do if you are a person like Geralt, who has sworn he doesn’t need anyone in the world whatsoever? And then he’s presented with a girl who is now solely in his care. And we have Ciri, who’s used to being under the care of people but has basically been running from everyone for an entire season and now being told that this person is going to take care of you. And so it was really fun to start Season 2 kind of them a little uncertain about how to be with each other, and they have to really grow into that. We wanted to make sure that felt like an authentic relationship, that they weren’t just bonded at the very beginning.”
Freya Allan on if we are going to see Ciri in training sequences this season:
“[Training] was one of the things I was most excited about for Season 2 because I love doing all that. I love the stunt department. We have the best people involved, and they’re so much fun and get the best out of you. But yes, Ciri begins training and it actually becomes one of her main kinds of drives. She’s very determined, and she really wants to become a great fighter and become a Witcher.”
Anya Chalotra on her favorite things about her character Yennefer:
“I’d have to say, where there’s a will, there’s a way with her. She is a survivor, and I love that about her. That would be my favorite. But there are lots, there are many traits I love. We’ve become quite similar. We form each other, I think.”
Henry Cavill on the journey of his character Geralt of Rivia:
“I played the Season One way deliberately, which was him out in the wilds and without the opportunity for vast swathes of dialogue. I thought it best to be the man who says less because that seems like he’s thinking more. And that was the intention with that. But once you get into a scenario with Cirilla, and the Witchers and his home space and with those people who he already knows, I was of the opinion that you had to let him be verbose and be philosophical and speak more and be intellectual, because that’s what he is. He’s not just a big old white-haired brute.”
Lauren Schmidt Hissrich on new characters to Season 2:
“There are so many characters that we’re introducing in Season 2. We are getting to see Dijkstra for the first time and sort of the Redanian Kingdoms. I know a lot of fans are excited to meet Philippa for the first time, Codringher and Fenn, Rience, Nenneke. There are so many, but I would have to say Vesemir is the one I’m looking most forward to our audience meeting. Vesemir is so integral to the story that we’re telling this season. Obviously, we’re returning to Kaer Morhen for the first time, and in a season that is about Geralt becoming a father to Ciri, it felt so important to meet who his father figure was. And you end up with this multigenerational story because Vesemir and Ciri have a story as well, and it does start to feel like, “Oh, all of these people are meant to be interacting and learning from each other and fighting with each other,”
The 3-hour virtual event announced the following news and sneak peeks from the Netflix Witcher Franchise:
The Witcher Season 2: Teaser Trailer
NOTW Date Announcement AV
Exclusive Featurettes / Short-Form Content
The Witcher’s Yennefer of Vengerberg and Princess Cirilla of Cintra experienced extraordinary changes and challenges in Season 1, but their evolution is only just beginning. Actors Anya Chalotra and Freya Allan look back at their characters’ journeys so far and preview what’s in store for Season 2
The Witcher Season 2 Episode Titles and Logos
Inside Kaer Morhen
Throughout its many portrayals in the games and on-screen, Kaer Morhen has long been the sanctuary of Geralt and his witcher brothers; but what’s the history behind this ancient castle and its place in witcher mythology? Here’s everything you need to know about the beloved home of the Wolf School!
Humans of the Continent Series:
It takes a village to build the Continent. Meet the talented production crew who are responsible for bringing The Witcher to life behind the scenes, as they share their insights into their eclectic and sometimes surprising jobs.
Humans of the Continent Series: Master Armourer
Asset description: Master Armourer Nick Jeffries takes us behind the scenes of the armoury department and some key weapons of the series.