Streaming service Netflix has started shooting their first story of the original series in Arabic language. Teenage drama with supernatural elements called “Genie”. Its filming began on August 13 in Amman, Jordan, writes Variety.
It is expected that the show will be released in 2019 and will be available to Netflix users around the world. On the TV series “Genie” work of local authors and filmmakers. It tells the story of the group of Arab teenagers, friendship and first love which will pass through a series of tests after the characters accidentally call this the world of magic Genie.
Note that only up to this point, the Arabic-language content on Netflix was a stand-up show by the Lebanese comedian Adel Karam. It is the lack of local content restrains the growth of streaming services in the middle East.
Recall that in late July it became known about the launch of the first Netflix production centre in Madrid. Here the company will be engaged in the production of content in Spanish. This site will be occupied 13 thousand actors, film crew and other personnel. In addition, the company is now working on the creation of the series “the Witcher”, based on books by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, which reveals the world of Slavic mythology.