The latest acquisition reflects StarzPlay's commitment to expanding its Arabic offering to meet the expectations of its subscribers in the MENA region.
SVOD service StarzPlay is expanding its library of Arabic content with the launch of the Arabic drama series Kingdoms of Fire exclusively on its platform from January 30.
The series was aired on MBC last year in November and received very positive reviews.
Directed by Peter Weber, Kingdoms of Fire has a pan-Arab cast of stars including Khaled Al Nabawi, Mahmoud Nasr, Rachid Assaf, Kinda Hanna, Suhair Bin Amara and Mona Wassif.
The $40m production from Genomedia Studios was created and produced in the UAE and filmed in custom-made studios in Tunisia. It is co-written by Ahmad Nada and Mohammed Soleiman.
Spread across 14 episodes in 4K HDR, Kingdoms of Fire is set during a period when the Ottoman Empire decided to conquer the Arab territories in 1516. The show follows two heroes throughout their journeys, the first being the Ottoman prince Selim and Tuman Bey, who led a popular resistance against the Ottomans.
The series chronicles the dynamic war of two worlds as the Ottomans strive to Occupy Cairo. Sultan Selim is faced with the opposition of the people of Cairo led by the knight-turned Mamluk leader Tuman.