Is it us, or is Netflix getting better with every month? Not only have we seen an increase and international content starring some of our favourite celebs, but there has also been an increase in TV shows and films from the region.
The latest addition to your viewing list sees the return of Egyptian star Amr Diab to our screens in a new Netflix original Arabic series.
It’s been 27 years since his last acting gig – he played ole of Adham in the movie Dehk Wele’b Wegad Wehob with the late Omar Sharif – and he shared this exciting news on Instagram, writing:
“I have always believed that art is a global language, and we have been able to build bridges of connections and love with diverse cultures through music. And, now with this new project with Netflix, I am excited that we will be reaching more than 193 million members in more than 190 countries around the world where they will be able to watch new content made in Egypt and enjoyed by the world.”
No pressure then.
The 58-year-old singer has built an impressive career for himself in the region and beyond. He has seven World Music Awards and six African Music Awards under his belt and has even had five of his albums topped Billboard’s global top ten hits.
Not only that, but he is also a proud owner of Guinness Book of World Records title as the first Arab singer to receive the largest number of international music awards for most album sales in the Middle East.
“For the past 30 years, Amr Diab has captured people’s hearts all over the world,” Ahmed Sharkawi, director of Arabic Original Series at Netflix, told Variety. “He is a trendsetting icon who resonates with different generations through his music and talent. We are confident that this new project will excite fans and members for the glorious return of Amr Diab to screen.”
We are yet to hear more deal of his project with Netflix, so stay tuned.
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