Netflix orders series from Egyptian comic Abla Fahita
James R | On 27, Dec 2019
Egyptian comic Abla Fahita is heading to Netflix for a new series.
The streaming giant’s second Egyptian original series will be produced by OKWRD production in cooperation with ASAP Productions. It marks Abla Fahita’s first attempt at acting in a scripted series, having entertained millions of audiences on television before.
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.
Ahmed Sharkawi, Director of International Originals, Netflix says: “We are very excited to be soak 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.”
Fahita adds: “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.”