Netflix to produce the first Arabic series on their platform called ‘Gen’

Netflix, the world’s leading online entertainment service provider, has announced its first Arabic-language Gen, which will feature a selection of Middle Eastern talent and will be filmed in Jordan later this year. the young director Dasani, and collaborates with the Lebanese young man Mir Jean Bou Chaia and the Jordanian author Bassel Ghandour, the author of the Oscar-nominated film ‘Thib’. The six-parts series is expected to be available to all Netflix members around the world in 2019.

The series “Gen” will be a contemporary drama, composed of teenage Arab youth, dealing with supernatural phenomena. It tells the story of a group of young people whose life is broken when they are reared as a young teenager in the historic city of Petra. Their friendships and relationships are tested. To destroy the world, will they unite together in time, and will they find the answers they need to save the situation before it is too late?
“This is a great opportunity to portray Arab youth in a very distinctive way,” said Mir Jean-Boschia, “What attracted me most to this work is the level of originality that Netflix is ​​trying to present through this series.”
“The story of the jinn is very popular in the Middle East,” said Basil Ghandour, “it was great to turn it into a mysterious and fun adventure for teenage boys, everyone can enjoy it.

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