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Principal photography is now underway in Jordan’s capital Amman for Netflix’ first Arabic original series, the supernatural teenage soap Jinn.

Netflix Arabic 24Jan2018
Netflix said the show promises to bring “middle east folklore into the modern world, exploring contemporary themes of jinn mythology but with a coming of age supernatural story about friendship, love and adventure”.

Produced by Lebanon’s Kabreet Productions, the drama will be directed and executive produced by Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya (Very Big Shot) and executive produced by Elan and Rajeev Dassani (SEAM), with Elan also serving as head writer.

The six-episode series will be available for streaming by Netflix subscribers globally in 2019.

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.

Salma Malhas star as Mira, a rebellious teen still devastated after the loss of her mother. She learns to love again when she meets a Jinn called Keras, played by Hamza Abu Eqab. The show also features Hamza Abu Eqab and his supernatural friendship with vengeful Vera, played by Aysha Shahalthough.
“At Netflix, we’re always looking for local stories with an interesting and relatable perspective to bring to screens all over the world,” said Erik Barmack, vice president of international original series at Netflix.

“With Jinn, we aim to create a fantastical show about young people in the Middle East in Arabic that's real, authentic and action-packed. This Netflix show will be full of intrigue, adventure and amazing storytelling from Jordan and for our audiences around the world.”

Executive producer and head writer Elan Dassani said: “The freedom Netflix gives producers really allows us to delve deep into the nature of storytelling and bring Arabic stories to life. Arab youth are just like teens everywhere, trying to find the balance between embracing modern culture whilst keeping true to their rich history. We’re excited to be able to bring a show reflecting this to Netflix fans across the world”.

Executive producer and contributing writer Rajeev Dassani added: “Creating Netflix’s first Arabic original, and one of the first teen-focused shows ever from the Arab world, has been an unforgettable experience. We’ve had so many local teens tell us they’ve never seen themselves accurately represented on screen, and it is both our pleasure and our responsibility to bring that to them and, in doing so, showcase all that the region has to offer”.