The show, which is scheduled for release in 2020, will shed light on the human side of Abla Fahita in a social comedy drama full of thrill.
Netflix has announced its collaboration with Egyptian puppet character Abla Fahita to produce its second Original series in Egypt. Scheduled for release in 2020, Fahita’s debut on Netflix will be produced by OKWRD production in cooperation with ASAP Productions & EP Amin El Masri.
The series will follow the adventures of Abla Fahita. After becoming one of the leading stars in the Arab world, Fahita’s life turns upside down when she finds herself being chased by the law and society.
This will be Fahita’s first attempt at acting in a scripted series, having entertained millions of audiences on television before.
Commenting on her partnership with Netflix, Fahita said: “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 158m viewers with their relatives worldwide. I always say that Egyptian comedy is a great product for export after 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.”
Ahmed Sharkawi, Director of International Originals, Netflix, added: “We are very excited to be 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.”