Directed by Emmy award-winner Amin Dora, 'Hell’s Gate' unites a host of talent from the Middle East region and beyond.
Shahid VIP – the premium, subscription-based service of Shahid is set to stream an original series Hell’s Gate – the first Arab sci-fi drama of its kind – featuring a stellar cast and crew from the Middle East and beyond.
Directed by Lebanese visual artist and International Emmy Award winner Amin Dora, Hell’s Gate unites a host of talent from the region, including Palestinian actor Adam Bakri, alongside Lebanon’s Cynthia Samuel, Fadi Abi Samra, Hassan Farhat, Yara Zakhour, Said Serhan, Yumna Marwan, Tarek Yaacoub, Mounir Maasri, Elie Njeim, and more.
The series lead writers are Elie Kayrouz, Fouad Arsanios, and David Lteif, alongside script consultants, Bassem Briesh and Said Serhan. Leading production design is Hussein Baydoun, while camera operation is fronted by Dale Rodkin (South Africa), with the director of production, Eugenio Galli (Italy). Zeina Saab de Melero (Lebanon) is at the helm of the show’s costume design.
Hell’s Gate is produced by Cedars Art Production (Sabbah Brothers).
The drama is set in Beirut 2052; Lebanon’s existing system (as we know it today) collapsed years ago following numerous conflicts and deadly pandemics. Now, running the country is a group of private investors/businesses – known as the “Union State” – and they’re not using the country for good. On the other side is “Tawara”, a revolutionary group aiming to defeat the baddies.