Netflix has announced the production of its second original Arabic-language drama series, AlRawabi School for Girls, expected to premiere later this year. The announcement follows its first locally produced Arabic series, Jinn, a supernatural drama which will launch in the summer.
The show, which will be produced with an all-female Arab cast and crew, “tells the story of how a bullied girl gets revenge on her bullies, only to find out that no one is all bad, and no one is all good, including herself.”
Netflix will produce the series in collaboration with Filmizion Productions, a Jordanian Film and TV Production company founded by Tima Shomali who would be writing and directing the series along with writer Shirin Kamal.
Simran Sethi, Director of International Originals at Netflix said, “We are extremely proud to partner with Tima again to produce what is essentially the first Middle Eastern young adult series that celebrates the role of women, not only on screen, but behind the scenes as well. The story brings a fresh perspective to Middle Eastern content, and we are absolutely excited to share Al Rawabi School for Girls with our global audiences in over 190 countries.”
Shomali shared the news by posting a video of herself and Kamal on Instagram captioned with,”IT’S OFFICIAL! I am so excited to announce our new show ‘ALRAWABI School for girls’ A NETFLIX Original! @netflixmena #AlRawabiSFG A young Adult drama suspense. A story that is so close to my heart, told through the eyes of women about young women.. Created by: Tima Shomali & Shirin Kamal. Stay tuned #AlRawabiSFG #Netflix @netflixmena”