Netflix is really upping the ante on their Arab TV shows and movies. Earlier this month the streaming service announced a new drama-comedy starring Hend Sabry is on the way, and today it has announced their first-ever Saudi thriller series will premiere on June 11.
Whispers, the eight-part series which will be available to stream in 190 countries and will be subtitled in over 20 languages, was directed by Hana Alomair, produced by the Saudi Entertainment Phenomena Company EP Saudi, and written by Roolan Hassan – a stellar line-up, tbh.
But one of the things we’re most excited about? The entire cast are all newcomers to the showbiz world, and we love nothing more than seeing the talent pool in the Arab world grow bigger and stronger. Whispers will star Shaimaa Al-Fadl, Mysoon Alruwaily, Elham Ali, Nada Tawhid, Norah Alanbar, and Leila Arabi.
“We believe that great stories can come from anywhere and be loved everywhere,” said Nuha Eltayeb, Director of content acquisitions for the MENA region at Netflix. “We are thrilled to be offering the new series to all our users in 190 countries and to be giving them the chance to discover great Arabic content that is full of mysterious twists.”
Hana Alomair, director of the show, added, “Whispers is a Saudi-produced dramatic thriller series that offers a new take on storytelling and marks my first time working with the great actor, Abdul Mohsen Alnimer. The series also features several unconventional female characters who truly embody the reasons why this project is so close to my heart."
Roll on June 11!