The untitled series is a musical drama and is currently under development.
Netflix has announced a new project with Egyptian actor Amr Diab, who will star in a new Arabic original series. The new deal marks the return of Diab, also known as “Al Hadaba”, to drama 27 years after he played the role of Adham in the film Dehk Wele’b Wegad Wehob opposite the late Omar Sharif. Amr Diab is the winner of seven World Music Awards and six African Music Awards.
“For the past thirty years, Amr Diab has captured people’s hearts all over the world. He is a trendsetting icon who resonates with different generations through his music and talent. We are confident that this new project will excite fans and members for the glorious return of Amr Diab to screen,” said Ahmed Sharkawi, Director of Arabic Original Series at Netflix.
Commenting on the collaboration, Amr Diab said: “I am thrilled to work with Netflix on this new project. I have always believed that art is a global language, and we have been able to build bridges of connections and love with diverse cultures through music. And, now with this new project with Netflix, I am excited that we will be reaching more than 193m members in more than 190 countries around the world where they will be able to watch new content made in Egypt and enjoyed by the world.”
Amr Diab’s music albums have topped the international charts and many of his songs were translated into several languages. Five of his albums topped Billboard’s global top ten hits, in addition to winning many international awards during his career. Amr Diab is the first Arab singer to enter the Guinness Book of World Records, where he was recorded as the first Arab singer to receive the largest number of international music awards for most album sales in the Middle East.