We were literally just reading an article about Netflix’s original content, which blew our minds with an incredible stat: this year, “the streaming company wants to have somewhere around 700 original shows and movies on the service.” Yes, 700!
The article also noted that Netflix is developing 80 international projects this year, and we’ve got some info on one of those courtesy of Coming Soon today. The site reports that Netflix has announced plans for its very first Arabic original series, a supernatural drama titled Jinn that’ll star Middle Eastern talent and be filmed in Jordan this year.
“Jinn will be a contemporary supernatural teenage drama focused on young Arab characters. It will follow a group of teenagers whose lives are disrupted when a spirit known as a Jinn takes the form of a teenage boy that appears to them in the ancient city of Petra. Their friendships and young romances are tested when they set out to stop an even greater darkness that is threatening to destroy the world. Can they come together in time, and find the answers needed, in order to save everything?”
The series’ six episodes are expected to arrive in 2019.
Exec produced by Elan and Rajeev Dassani, the fantasy adventure comes from Lebanese director Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya and Jordanian screenwriter, Bassel Ghandour.