Netflix is adding an Egyptian drama to its upcoming Arabic original productions, as it is set to adapt book series written by the late Egyptian author Ahmed Khaled Tawfik.
The story of "Paranormal" will is set in the 1960s and revolves around a haematologist, Dr Refaat Ismail, whose life increasingly takes on a supernatural turn.
The series will be produced by Egyptian producer and Cairo International Film Festival president Mohammed Hefzy and young director Amr Salama.
It will be shot in various locations around Egypt.
“I’m proud to be working with Netflix on bringing to life the Paranormal series, which I hold dear to my heart. I’m also excited to be co-operating again with long-time collaborator and friend, director Amr Salama. Together with Netflix, we aim to present a show of international quality and that lives up to the promises and ambitions of Egyptian and Arabic drama,” Hefzy said.
“Adapting the work of Egyptian literary icon Towfik is a career highlight,” Salama noted.
“It was my dream to adapt Paranormal of the late author Ahmed Khaled Towfik and turn it into a drama since I ever wanted to be a filmmaker. I’m proud to present the books in a new light while still keeping the essence of Paranormal. I can’t wait to introduce these exciting stories,” Salama stated.