Orange Square claims to have provided the series with $146,400 worth of wardrobe items but has not yet been paid.
Egyptian clothing brand Orange Square has filed legal action against the producers of an Arabic remake of the US television show Suits, which is currently on-air.
The brand allegedly provided 2.7m Egyptian pounds ($146,400) worth of wardrobe items to the television show and has not received any payment, according to legal documents posted to the company’s Facebook page.
Egyptian lawyer Kamal Shoaib issued a statement announcing that legal measures had been taken by Orange Square against the production company, accusing it of not paying the price of the clothes it obtained, which the stars wear in the series.
The brand has requested that the show be taken off the air until the wardrobe bill is settled.
The Arabic adaptation is based on the US series, created and written by Aaron Korsh. Suits aired on USA Network for nine seasons from 2011 to 2019 and was produced by UCP, which is part of Universal Studio Group, for USA Network.
The Arabic version is written by Mohamed Hefzy and Yasser Abdel Mageed. It is directed by Myriam Ahmadi and produced by founder and CEO of TVision Media Productions, Tarek El Ganainy.
Egyptian star Asser Yassin will play the lead, reprising the role of Harvey Specter, whereas Ahmed Dawoud will play Mike, Harvey’s mentee.