Hend Sabri fans, it’s almost time! Netflix just shared the official trailer of upcoming show, Finding Ola, exclusively with Vogue Arabia, and it’s everything you thought it would be—and more. And to celebrate the special day, the Tunisian star will be joining the Vogue team this evening at 5pm for a special chat about her big release. Keep an eye out for it on our social media platforms.
All set to release this February, the tongue-in-cheek series tells the story Ola Abdel Sabbour, a family woman with a seemingly perfect life, which she shares with her husband Hisham (Hany Adel), children Nadia (Aisle Ramzy) and Salim (Omar Sharif), and her mother Sohair (Sawsan Badr). What happens next? An unexpected divorce that turns Ola’s life upside down.
The six-part Netflix series, which blends drama with comedy, takes audiences on an emotional rollercoaster ride with Ola as she navigates a new chapter of her life, juggling the roles of a mother and a newly single woman while she attempts to rediscover herself. And the brand new trailer beautifully distills Finding Ola‘s story line into a must-watch two-minute sneak peek. The first look of the show starts off with a busy Ola introducing the world to her family, and post her break-up, shares snippets of her character’s life-altering experiences, from learning how to ride a bike for the very first time, to setting up a beauty business, and at the end of the trailer, standing tall and proud as she confidently enjoys her own company everywhere, from sprawling deserts to quaint boat rides. Through it all, the trailer of Finding Ola pops off the screen with a punchy soundtrack and equal parts hilarious and hard-hitting one-liners from the show’s cast. It’s bound to put a smile on the face of any woman who’s faced a heartbreak in life—guaranteed.
Along with promising to be an entertainer, Finding Ola also carries important messages in its script in relation to the empowerment of women, independence, mother-daughter relationships, friendships, and romance. Along with playing the lead in the series, Hend Sabri will also be making her debut as an executive producer with Finding Ola, which will be available in a whopping 190 countries, and will be subbed in 32 languages, and dubbed in four languages. The cast of the show also includes Sawsan Badr, Nada Moussa, Mahmoud El-Leithy, Latifa Fahmy, Dalia Shawky, and Yasmina El-Abd, and as a bonus, is laced with a number of surprise guest appearances from the likes of Khaled El Nabawy and Fathy Abdel Wahab. Sounds exciting? You bet. Scroll for a closer look at some of the best scenes from the show.