Available now on Netflix, season one and two of 'Takki' each contain 14 episodes, offering a perspective into the world of Saudi Arabia’s youth.
Media and technology company Webedia Arabia Group has announced that Netflix has licensed the popular Saudi drama series, Takki, which is now available for viewing on the platform.
Produced by UTURN, part of Webedia Arabia Group, the series traces the story of a young Saudi film director as he looks at various past issues in the Kingdom such as the ban on cinemas and women not being permitted to drive. The homegrown Saudi series was written and produced by Mohammad (Anggy) Makki.
Initially a YouTube phenomenon that aired in 2012, Takki (meaning ‘chill’) gained wide popularity for its progressive approach and relatable premises. As a result, Takki was one of the most popularly received YouTube series originating out of the Middle East.
Speaking about the series, Kaswara Al-Khatib, Chairman of the Board, Webedia Arabia Group and Founder of UTURN said: “In a region that lacks content relevant to the Saudi youth, localisation was key. Additionally, Saudi Arabia is filled with rising stars and through UTURN, we’ve created talent pools and incubated them. This is our way of helping to reshape the future of content and the Saudi digital culture. Webedia Arabia Group is now full of opportunities that are in line with Saudi Vision 2030 and we are positioned to develop outstanding content reaching worldwide audiences.”
Webedia Arabia Group CEO, George Maktabi added: “In a fast-moving world and with our 63m Arab users, we are constantly combining the right narrative with insightful data, bridging the gap between audiences and broadcasters by engaging viewers in topics they are passionate about and giving them a space to express their creativity.”