Starring some of the region’s most renowned TV icons, Viu hopes to bring unconventional and unique local stories with international-quality production through its six Original productions.
Viu, a pan-regional OTT video service from PCCW Media Group, will release six Viu Original productions on its platform for Ramadan this year.
The line-up includes Sultanet El Moez, Shahed Ayan, Gama’ Salem, El Khawabi and Reyah El Somoum, and will be streamed exclusively on Viu during Ramadan, with one episode being released each day of the month. The 35-minute episodes will be packed with action, suspense, drama as well as comical moments.
Speaking about the Ramadan shows, Wesam Kattan, Vice President of Content of Viu MENA, said: “Viu’s approach to creating Viu Original productions has always been to bring unconventional narratives to life that appeal to both Gen Z and Viu’s wider audience. With our new line-up of Ramadan shows, viewers will have a range of content for their consumption that explores various themes including women empowerment, self-exploration and adventure, among many others.”
Arab stars that will feature in the Viu Originals include renowned Egyptian actor Hassan El Raddad, one of Egypt’s most popular young actors, and Hana Shiha, who is known for appearing in various regional hit series. El Raddad and Shiha will star in the Viu Original Shahed Ayan. Egyptian actor and model, Zeina, is also set to come back to her millions of fans in the Viu Original Gama’ Salem. Since her debut in 1995, Zeina has taken on several leading appearances in popular Ramadan series.
Other stars are set to appear on Viu for the second year running following Viu’s successful Ramadan 2019 series. TV icons include Ghada Abdelrazek, one of Egypt’s most celebrated actors and star of Hadouta Morra, one of Viu’s best performing titles in 2019.