The Arab world’s most highly-anticipated dramas are coming to the streaming giant, Netflix this Ramadan. Middle Eastern shows starring some of our favorite TV actors will be available to stream ad-free with some shows’ episodes arriving day and date concurrently with regional television networks. Below is our round-up of this season’s Ramadan shows you don’t want to miss.
Al Kateb (The Writer)
The very first Arab series to stream on Netflix this Ramadan is Al Kateb. From May 6 onwards, you can catch Daniella Rahma and Bassel Khayat on your screens. Khayat plays the role of a best-selling crime novelist who becomes the prime suspect when his real life begins to imitate the plot of his books.
After a two-year absence, Egyptian actor Mohammed Adel Emam will make an appearance as the protagonist in “Hogan” with superpowers. Written by Mohamed Salah el-Azab and directed by Sherine Adel, the show is centered around a young man nicknamed “Hogan” due to his obsession with the famous wrestler, Hulk Hogan.
Starring in a leading role for the first time, Yasmine Sabri returns to the small screen with “Hekayti” alongside Ahmed Hatem. The plot is based around the hardships in her character’s life after she witnesses a murder conducted by a family member and then forced into marriage.
Khamsa W Nos
Nadine Nassib Njeim, Qusai Khauli and Motasem Al Nahar star in the Lebanese series, “Khamsa W Nos”. The show tells the story of a love triangle between Njeim’s character as a high-profile doctor, her politician partner, and bodyguard.
I Have a Script
Streaming exclusively on Netflix, “I Have a Script” is a social comedy starring Kuwaiti TV veteran Souad Abdullah and Shejoun Al-Hajri. In the show, the death of a loved one leads a woman into pursuing her passion for writing by creating television scripts.