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Pan-Arab satellite broadcaster MBC has announced details of Black Crows, the first Arabic drama series exploring the rise of extremism in the region, which it will air during Ramadan.

MBC Black Crows 19 May 2017The socio-political drama focuses on women in the terrorist organisation Daesh and the tactics used to communicate with and recruit members across the Middle East and beyond.

“Based on true stories of real-life individuals, the show also exposes Daesh’s despicable crimes, as well as its brutal methods involving repression and criminality. It sheds light on the terrorist group’s organisational structure and hierarchy of leadership, highlighting the methods it employs with its members, as well as on new recruits, particularly women and children,” the free-to-air broadcaster said in a statement.

“By exposing terrorism and the realities of its goals, analysing the abhorrent actions of its leaders and associates, Black Crows aims to shed light on the importance of proper education, awareness and prevention, as well as the value of a civilised Arab society that lives in accordance with the true teachings of Islam,” said MBC.

The series, directed by Hossam Rantissi, Hussein Shawkat and Adel Adib, features a multinational cast, including Saudi Arabian actors Rashed Al-Shamrani, Aseel Omran, Yacoub Al-Furhan and Ali Al Said; Egypt’s Sayed Ragab, Dina, Samar Allam, Ramez Al Amir; and Syria’s Mohammed Al-Ahmad, Dima Al-Jundi, Shadi Al-Safadi, Rosina El Ladkani and Ruba Al Halabi.

In addition, Aziz Khayoun from Iraq, Kuwait’s Mona Shaddad, Maram Al-Balushi, Sarah Mohammed, Mahmoud Bushehri, and Eissa Diab from Kuwait, star with Tunisians Fatima Al-Hassan Badawi, Ayman Mabrouk, along with Joe Trad and Lisa Dabbas from Lebanon.

The series will air across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) on MBC1 during the holy month of Ramadan, which is expected to begin on or around 27 May 2017.