Actor Nasser Al Qasabi will play the lead role alongside other 'Tash Ma Tash' alumnae Reem Abdullah, Habib Al-Sanei, and Laila Al-Salman.
Saudi drama series Al Assouf has returned for its third season for Ramadan 2022, focusing on the social life of Saudi Arabia in the 1980s and 1990s.
The drama series portrays a different Saudi Arabia, highlighting a traditional but tolerant society. It talks about how life was in the latter decades of the last century in Saudi Arabia, showcasing events that changed the history of the Arabian Peninsula.
The third season covers the time period from 1989 to 1998, as well as the political, social, and economic events that occurred during that time, such as the invasion of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia’s commercial boom.
The first season of the series was centred on the changes that have occurred in Riyadh over the last five decades, as it chronicles what is considered as intellectual growth and transformations that have influenced many members of society.
The most notable incident that the series dealt with in the second season was Juhayman and his group storming the Grand Mosque in Makkah on the first of Muharram 1400 AH, which corresponds to November 1979.
Al Assouf is one of the Saudi drama series that broke new ground by merging social, economic, and environmental topics, as well as representing several generations.
The series, which is directed by the Palestinian/Syrian director Muthanna Sobh, is written by the late Saudi writer Abdul Rahman Al-Wabli, and starring Nasser Al Qasabi, Abdulelah AlSinani, Layla al Salman, Reem Abdullah, Abdul Aziz Alsokayreen, Rimas Mansour and Habib Al-Habib.