The series is penned by British television screenwriter Tony Jordan, along with Anji Loman Field, Richard Bellamy, Sheikha Suha Al Khalifa, and Radwa Shahine.
MBC Studios, the in-house premium content production arm of MBC Group, has announced the debut of the thriller fantasy, The Devil’s Promise, the latest big-budget Saudi Arabian TV series.
The Devil’s Promise is MBC Studios’ latest project with British television screenwriter Tony Jordan (Rashash) at the helm, alongside Anji Loman Field (EastEnders), Richard Bellamy (Rashash), Sheikha Suha Al Khalifa (Rashash), and Radwa Shahine.
It also marks the return of the Emmy-winning and BAFTA-nominated British filmmaker Colin Teague, whose credits include the recent Saudi hit, Rashash.
Titled Waad Iblis in Arabic, the series features a cast including Egyptian lead Amr Youssef, Tunisia’s Aïcha Ben Ahmed, the US star Paula Patton, plus Fathy Abdel Wahab, Yaqoub Alfarhan, Ahmed Magdy, Ahmed Al Refaei, Mohamed Yousry, Mohamed Marzban, Khaled Kamal, Moataz Hisham, Mourad Makram, Amr Gamal, and the late Maha Abou Ouf. Distinguished Egyptian actress Nelly Karim features as a guest star.
The Devil’s Promise launches on September 16, 2022, on Shahid VIP, the subscription streaming service from MBC Group in MENA.
A number of stunts featured in the series are choreographed by stunt director Kaloyan Vodenicharov of Mission: Impossible fame.
Worldwide distribution of The Devil’s Promise outside MENA, will be handled by MBC Studios’ sales team including Katrina Neylon and Ronda Elbanna.
The series follows a man who sells his soul in order to save his wife after she is diagnosed with a rare, incurable brain tumour.
On the very day, Ibrahim (played by Youssef) secures a gigantic project to redevelop a slum area of Cairo, his beloved wife Zeina (Ben Ahmed) is diagnosed with a rare, incurable brain tumour. Refusing to accept the prognosis, Ibrahim tries everything in his power to save her… going on to promise his soul to Iblis, AKA the devil, after his death.
However, following Zeina’s “miraculous” recovery, it soon becomes clear that Iblis has no plans of honouring the deal. With his soul already decaying, Ibrahim starts to transform from a mild-mannered gentleman to an aggressive, out-of-control and violent liability. Incensed at the injustice of this blatant breach of contract, and afraid for his future, Ibrahim becomes desperate for help.
In his search, he stumbles upon someone who could hold the key to him getting his soul back: Professor Jennifer Campbell (Patton), a grieving widow whose husband, Professor Aydan Alshareef – an expert on demonic possession – recently died in mysterious circumstances. Together, will they find answers against all supernatural odds?