Whispers: Netflix to release Saudi thriller this June
James R | On 02, Jun 2020
Netflix is heading to Saudi Arabia this June for Whispers, a new family thriller.
The streamer’s first Saudi thriller and drama series, produced by the Saudi Entertainment Phenomena Company “EP Saudi”, Whispers tells the story of a family who face the death of patriarch Hassan, whose mysterious past resurfaces days before the expected launch of his company’s new smart application.
Written by Roolan Hassan, the story develops from the different perspectives of the protagonists and examines many social issues, such as family feuds and struggles brought forth by the business world.
Nuha Eltayeb, Director of content acquisitions for the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey at Netflix said: “We believe that great stories can come from anywhere and be loved everywhere. Whispers is a fast-paced drama and every episode holds a new clue that will keep viewers wanting more. We are thrilled to be offering the new series to all our users in 190 countries and to be giving them the chance to discover great Arabic content that is full of mysterious twists.”
Hana Alomair, director of the show, added: “Whispers is a Saudi-produced dramatic thriller series that offers a new take on storytelling and marks my first time working with the great actor, Abdul Mohsen Alnimer. The series also features several unconventional female characters who truly embody the reasons why this project is so close to my heart. I am very proud that Netflix decided to make the series available to their 183 million subscribers worldwide and I hope viewers in Saudi Arabia, the GCC, the Arab region and beyond will enjoy it.”
The series features a number of female talents including Shaimaa Al Fadl, Mysoon Alruwaily, Elham Ali, Nada Tawhid, Norah Alanbar, and Leila Arabi, in addition to Ali Al Sharif, Osama Al Qass, Mohamed Ali and Abdul Mohsen Alnimer.
It will premiere on 11th June.
Whispers is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £9.99 monthly subscription.