Produced by Kuwaiti actor Abdullah Boushahri and directed by Jasem Almuhanna, the eight-episode dramedy stars well-loved faces of Kuwaiti Cinema.
On September 23, Netflix will release its first Kuwaiti series, The Cage, a comedy-drama.
The lighthearted dramedy, which features a Kuwaiti cast, including Khaled Ameen, Hussain AlMahdi, Rawan Mahdi, Lamya Tareq and Hessah Al-Nabhan, marks Netflix’s attempt to showcase more stories from the Arab world to global audiences.
Ameen portrays a social counsellor who is working with a married couple — played by AlMahdi and Mahdi — to help them better communicate and empathise with each other in an effort to save their marriage. However, as the counsellor helps them rekindle their relationship, he faces struggles in his own personal life as well.
The eight-episode show will trace the evolution of their relationships across a decade. With its light-hearted tone, the series aims to offer a fresh take on how marital challenges are portrayed in Arab drama.
The show is produced by Abdullah Boushahri, who is best known for movies like Europa and Losing Ahmad, and directed by Jasem Al-Muhanna, the man behind the TV show Al-Namous.