In nine seasons with 10 episodes each, the series will explore the social and economic development of Amman in the 1950s.
Jordan-based production house Arab Telemedia Group has started filming the contemporary social series titled Talal Street, across multiple locations inside Jordan.
Set in the 1950s, ‘Talal Street’ depicts the urban and social development of Amman’s environment and its residents across several events and calamities that occur within Ras Al-Ayn, more specifically in Talal Street.
The series presents a monumental drama that begins in 1953 with His Majesty the late King Hussein bin Talal assuming his constitutional powers and ends with his death in 1999. The show deals with the development of Amman from the social and economic aspects through the eyes of different Arab nationalities who lived and contributed to its construction and development.
The main storyline revolves around the social transformations that include fascinating events from the daily lives of the residents of Talal Street at the time, where the cultural identity of the city emerges through the stories of different families of various origins.
A selection of Jordanian and Arab actors will be joining the cast, including Maher Khammash, Amal Dabbas, Qamar El Safadi, Dana Jabr, Khaled Al-Tareefi, Nadira Omran, Mustafa Abu Hanoud, Reem Saadeh, Habis Huseen, Luna Bishara, Nabil Koni, Diana Rahme, Mohammad Al Ibrahimy, Najwa Kandakji, Ali Elayyan, Ameera Sameer, Nariman Abdel Karim, Lina Abu Rezeq, in addition to many fresh Jordanian and Arab Talents.
The series will be filmed in various Jordanian cities and regions, and it’ll be brought to the audience in nine seasons, 10 episodes each to fit modern viewing habits.
Talal Street is written by the Jordanian writer Mustafa Saleh who is best known for his TV shows such as Nimer bin Adwan, Alia’s Eyes, The Stranger’s Promise, and Scent of Fire, all of which are produced by Arab Telemedia Group throughout the years. The script was created by a content research and development team under the direct supervision of producer Talal Al-Awamleh.
Talal Street highlights the stages of origination, development, construction and prosperity which were achieved through hard effort and struggle.
Doctor Mohammad Zuhair Rajab, who is directing the series, highlighted that Talal Street will be huge from the producing aspect, with the specialised crew equipped with the best and latest equipment provided by the group.
Arab Telemedia Group’s CEO and producer Talal Al Awamleh said: “It reflects an essential era in the history of Amman and Jordan as a whole, as Amman was a safe place for Jordanians and Arabs for decades, it was also an example of openness to other cultures that reflected the lives of the people living there. All this makes it essential to create a story that is worthy of Jordan’s capital, Amman.”