Netflix has announced a new deal with Tunisian actress and lawyer Hend Sabry that will see her star in a new Arabic original series (currently untitled). The drama-comedy will also feature Sabry as an Executive Producer by her company SALAM Production.
“We are excited to work with Hend Sabry, one of the Arab world’s most iconic actresses, who won the hearts of Arab audiences throughout her career. Hend’s new show is a female-focused story that we are sure fans will connect with,” said Ahmed Sharkawi, Director of Arabic Original Series at Netflix.
“I am excited to work on a female-focused show, with Netflix, I am also thrilled about my first experience as an executive producer and how with Netflix we can create content that features stories from the Arab world and to be seen by the world,” added Sabry
Sabry is a multi-award winning actress and the first Arab Woman to serve as a jury member in the 2019 Venice Film Festival. She is also a fashion icon, a UN goodwill ambassador for the WFP. Hend collaborated with Netflix on Because She Watched campaign to curate an inspirational film collection on the service.
The new show is expected to be filmed in Egypt, and production is expected to start in autumn 2020.