Paranormal: Netflix announces first Egyptian original series
A third Middle Eastern series is coming from Netflix. Paranormal, which is based on the best selling books by late author Ahmed Khaled Tawfik, will mark the streaming service’s first foray into Egyptian drama.
Set in the 1960s, Paranormal depicts the adventures of Dr. Refaat Ismail, a single hematologist who finds himself faced with a series of supernatural events. The series will be produced by both Mohamed Hefzy and Amr Salama, who is also the showrunner as well as the director.
“I’m very excited about this project, It was my dream to adapt Paranormal of the late author Ahmed Khaled Tawfik and turn it into a drama since I ever wanted to be a filmmaker. I’m proud to present the books in a new light while still keeping the essence of Paranormal. I can’t wait to introduce these exciting stories to the Netflix public in 190 countries around the world,” said Salama.
Paranormal shows the company’s commitment to exploring more stories and talents in the region. This will give filmmakers and audiences in the Middle East presence on a global platform that allows them to tell a variety of new and exciting stories.
Paranormal follows in the footsteps of the high school drama/horror Jinn and the coming-of-age tale Al Rawabi School for Girls.