Streaming giant Netflix is all set to launch its first original Arabic series named Jinn. Judging by the first look, the series will follow a supernatural plot mixed with teen drama. “Set in modern Amman and ancient Petra, Jinn follows a group of Arab teenagers as their friendships and budding romances are tested when they unknowingly invite the supernatural forces of jinn into their world,” says Netflix.
Described as “suspenseful”, the ancient locations of Petra, Jordan seem to be the backdrop of the series with one night-time scene shot at the Unesco World Heritage Site of Petra.
The show features a cast of up-and-coming local talent which includes Salma Malhas, Hamza Abu Eqab, Sultan Alkhalil and Aysha Shahalthough directed by Lebanese Very Big Shot director Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya. In a statement, the director said, “This is a great opportunity to portray Arab youth in a very unique way. The level of authenticity Netflix is trying to achieve with this show is definitely what attracted me the most to be part of this project.”
Slated to premiere in summer 2019, the show is said to have five episodes with each being 30-45 minutes long.