Paranormal, a brand new Egyptian Netflix original drama series, is coming online soon. Joined by Razane Jammal as Scottish scientist and love interest Maggie Mckillop. The encounters are mostly inspired by Egypt’s immensely rich history of folk tales and mythology. Razane: It was different for me! She is very basic and traditional. Staying true to the books, Paranormal will be filmed in Egypt and will see a full cast list of, yet to be announced, reflecting Netflix’s commitment to creating authentic Egyptian content for global audiences to enjoy. Egyptian Netflix Original Paranormal (ما وراء الطبيعة) has become a fan favourite across the Middle East, it was even ranked number one in Saudi Arabia! Facebook. Netflix gears up to debut its first Egyptian drama, 'Paranormal', an adaptation of the series of novels by late Egyptian author Ahmed Khaled Tawfik. We knew that traditional TV would not be the best medium to make this series known. Overall, this horror, fantasy, mystery series is simply brilliant. Late author Ahmed Khaled Tawfik’s best-selling book series comes to life in this adaptation by writer-director Amr Salama ("Sheikh Jackson"). With such a strong local cast paired with striking special effects, we can’t wait to get production underway next month." Expected to be filmed in Egypt, PARANORMAL is the third Middle Eastern Netflix original show after Jinn, which features a cast of emerging Jordanian talents and is set to be released on June 13, 2019, and Al Rawabi School for Girls, which was announced last April. Secondly, Ahmed Tawfiq’s books were a huge success, and everyone was obsessing over them. Image Credit: Netflix ‘Paranormal’ — Netflix’s first original Egyptian horror series — will set a new standard for Arabic-language television when it premieres on November 7. Opening Shot: In an apartment building, a young boy … These productions reflect Netflix's dedication to investment in Middle Eastern Arabic content. Expected to be filmed in Egypt, PARANORMAL is the third Middle Eastern Netflix original show after Jinn, which features a cast of emerging Jordanian talents and is set to be released on June 13, 2019, and Al Rawabi School for Girls, which was announced last April. After a skeptical hematologist is plunged into a series of inexplicable events, he unwillingly becomes the go-to-guy for paranormal investigations. Season 1 Trailer: Paranormal. Dubbed and subtitled in English and showing in 190 countries, the six-episode series delivers subtle scares and otherworldly quality in an attempt to set the bar for future projects. She met Dr. Rifaat while studying for a Ph.D. at the University of Dundee in Scotland. Staying true to the books, Paranormal will be filmed in Egypt and will see a full cast list of, yet to be announced, reflecting Netflix’s commitment to creating authentic Egyptian content for global audiences to enjoy. Paranormal will be produced by Mohamed Hefzy, and Amr Salama as the showrunner, who is also will be the director. Enter Netflix, whose reach in the Arab world has grown steadily during the past few years. Amr: On the contrary, I can see that the media always give actors the needed exposure. Amr Salama, Mohamed Hefzy, Razane Jammal, and Ayah Samaha speak exclusively to Cosmo. Egyptian director Amr Salama announced on Sunday that he has just completed shooting Paranormal, which is based on the Egyptian horror book series Ma Waraa Al-Tabeea by late novelist Ahmed Khaled Tawfik. Tags :Netflix. Netflix's head of Arabic and African originals, Ahmed Sharkawi, talks Egypt original 'Paranormal' and the SVOD's ramped-up Middle East plan. Videos. The professor views himself as the unluckiest man in the world, and always expect the worst to happen. Set in the 1960s Egypt, Paranormal sees Dr. Refaat Ismail, plunged into a series of supernatural events as he attempts to unravel the mysteries behind each unique and unusual case. By. From their first impressions of the script, to how they relate to their … Paranormal: Egypt’s first Netflix original series coming soon. The series’ cast and crew is also made up of both Egyptians and other Arabs. The show was filmed in Egypt. With Ahmed Amin, Reem Abd El Kader, Samma Ibrahim, Razane Jammal. Dhanush joins the cast along with 'Narcos' star Wagner Moura, 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' child actor Julia Butters and "Game of Thrones" alum Jessica Henwick, Netflix … Other notable cast members include Ayah Samaha and Reem Abdelkader PARANORMAL is a new Netflix series from Egypt that surprises in all the right ways! The series’ cast and crew is also made up of both Egyptians and other Arabs. Copy to Clipboard. Praise be to God, since the agreement two years ago, we finally achieved it. Netflix decided to film "Paranormal" in Egypt in order to stay true to the books it is based on and to reflect its commitment to creating authentic Egyptian content for global audiences. Paranormal will be the first project from Egypt on Netflix. Episodes Paranormal. Netflix has not released any type of trailer, teaser, or announcement video for Paranormal season 2, and even though it … The books revolve around Dr. Rifaat Ismail, a hematologist in his middle age. I mean, usually, directors, producers, and sometimes people behind the camera are the ones who don’t really get what they deserve. Creators: Amr Salama. Set in the 1960s, the story follows a haematologist named Rifaat Ismail (played in the Netflix series by Ahmed Amin) as he encounters various supernatural events. The story revolves around a world full of supernatural stories and mysterious events that Refaat himself experiences, or are narrated to him.[3]. Netflix Inc will on Thursday debut its first Egyptian television series "Paranormal," a major step in the streaming service's Middle Eastern strategy.. With Ahmed Amin, Reem Abd El Kader, Samma Ibrahim, Razane Jammal. Season 1 Trailer: Paranormal. "Stream It Or Skip It: 'Paranormal' On Netflix, An Egyptian Thriller Where A Sad Sack Professor Gets Roped Into Rooting Out Ghosts And Spirits", "ما وراء الطبيعة: تفاعل كبير عبر مواقع التواصل وجدل حول "خطأ تاريخي, I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Paranormal_(TV_series)&oldid=991934375, Arabic-language Netflix original programming, Pages using infobox television with editor parameter, Pages containing links to subscription-only content, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 2 December 2020, at 16:25. Ghost in the machine: Netflix's Paranormal is strictly by the numbers middleeasteye.net. Copy to Clipboard. PARANORMAL is a new Netflix horror series with elements of fantasy and mystery. This content could not be loaded . The story plays … 1. Netflix's first Egyptian original began filming on November 17 in Cairo confirming actor and writer Ahmed Amin as the star of this horror series By Anoush Gomes Published on : 01:05 PST, Nov 26, 2019. Egypt hopes 'Paranormal' show can resurrect movie glory Cast and crew of 'Paranormal', which is now streaming on Netflix in nine languages in around 190 countries. Paranormal: Egypt’s first Netflix original series coming soon - Daily News Egypt. Egypt hopes 'Paranormal' show can resurrect movie glory Cast and crew of 'Paranormal', which is now streaming on Netflix in nine languages in around 190 countries. My crew and I worked together to create Maggie's character from the hair and skin to clothing every line she says. In late 1960s, Refaat, Egyptian professor of hematology at the university, who considers himself unlucky, meets Maggie, a friend of his youth, while studying in Scotland. Based on my perspective as a viewer, Arab television is progressing and is moving forward to a more significant place.Â. Paranormal will be produced by Mohamed Hefzy, and Amr Salama as the showrunner, who is also will be the director. Galleries. Paranormal release date, synopsis, cast, trailer, and more. Created in Egypt by Egyptians, Netflix's new series "Paranormal" has made history as the streaming service's first Arabia Original series from the country, gaining the tagline, "Made in Egypt.. © 2020 ITP Media Group. بيعة) has become a fan favourite across the Middle East, it was even ranked the number one series in Saudi Arabia. We tried as much as we can to make an original character whilst sticking to the director's point of view, Amr. Ahmed Amin as Dr. Refaat Ismail. Starring: Ahmed Amin, Razane Jammal, Ayah Samaha. Staying true to the books, Paranormal will be filmed in Egypt and will see a full cast list of, yet to be announced, reflecting Netflix’s commitment to creating authentic Egyptian content for global audiences to enjoy. Paranormal (Arabic: ما وراء الطبيعة‎) is a 2020 Egyptian web television series starring Ahmed Amin, Reem Abd El Kader, Samma Ibrahim, Razane Jammal, and Aya Samaha, It is based on Ahmed Khaled Tawfik's supernatural book series Ma Waraa Al Tabiaa. C: What drew you to the script of Paranormal? 2020 TV-14 1 Season Fantasy TV Shows. All rights reserved. Egypt hopes 'Paranormal' show can resurrect movie glory Cast and crew of 'Paranormal', which is now streaming on Netflix in nine languages in around 190 countries. Razane: Honestly, since I work internationally, I can see that Arabs sometimes find difficulties getting roles, but I hope that we all work together for the love of cinema and not based on nationalities. I believe that now there is more competition and high-quality platforms. This will allow people all around the world to watch the series in their own language making this series more appealing to all the viewers all around the world. Taking the lead in the cast is Ahmed Amin as Dr. Refaat Ismail. Set in the 1960s, the series, packed with mystery and suspense, depicts the adventures of PARANORMAL leading character Dr. Refaat Ismail, a single hematologist who finds himself faced with a … The type that includes both comedy and horror at the same time; seriousness and humor together. Even with Dr. Rifaat, they remain to have their personal identity.Â. The cast of 'Paranormal' on how Egypt's first Netflix Original series broke boundaries in Arab cinema, Your horoscope for the week of November 16th. Season 1. Official poster of Netflix show 'Paranormal' *Spoiler Alert: This article may contain descriptive elements, details and spoilers regarding the first season of Paranormal. Operated by ITP Media Group of PO Box 500024 Dubai UAE by Permission of Hearst Communications, Inc., New York, New York, United States of America. Set in 1960's Egypt, viewers are in store for the mystery and suspense-filled adventures of Dr. Refaat Ismail, a hematologist who has to embark on a series of supernatural events. Image courtesy of Netflix. Amr Salama: The series is based on the Paranormal books by Ahmed Khaled Tawfiq. When I returned to Egypt, I was already finished reading Ahmed Tawfiq's books. Part of the reason, of course, is production, the type of the series. I mean, we watch gulf series or other series that show different things from different countries. Photographer: BATOOL AL DAAWI – BLOW CREATIVE STUDIO Stylist: YASMINE EISSA Makeup Artist: DIANA HARBY Hair Stylist: AHMED MOUNIR. Set in the 1960s, the series, packed with mystery and suspense, depicts the adventures of PARANORMAL leading character Dr. Refaat Ismail, a single hematologist who finds himself faced with a … Skip to content. First, I had to go to Scotland and get to know everything there. Cosmo ME: Give us a synopsis of what the show is about. But Paranormal, Netflix's first Egyptian series, also marks a shift in the entertainment industry in Egypt, and the wider Arab world. With killer mummies, a house of horrors, slick special effects and a melancholic soundtrack, streaming giant Netflix is banking on new blockbuster Egyptian series "Paranormal" achieving worldwide success. Refaat's fear and paranoia stems from traumatic childhood experiences, and also from the ghost of a young girl named Shiraz, (Reem Abd El Kader) who haunts him as an adult. This isn’t to say that Paranormal is a perfect show by any means. Season 1 Teaser: Paranormal. But Paranormal, Netflix's first Egyptian series, also marks a shift in the entertainment industry in Egypt, and the wider Arab world. Paranormal will be produced by Mohamed Hefzy, and Amr Salama as the showrunner, who is also will be the director. I wish to see an Arab David Lynch, an Egyptian with this madness, liberation, and philosophy. KAALI KHUHI: Meet the cast of Netflix’s latest horror flick! A post shared by Netflix MENA (@netflixmena). Despite the challenges that cropped up due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the cast … Joining him is Razane Jammal as Scottish scientist and … Netflix has unveiled the teaser trailer their very first original series to come from Egypt, Paranormal. Paranormal was released on 5 November 2020 on Netflix. Together, they enter the paranormal world in an attempt to save their loved ones from the danger that surrounds them. Razane: Maggie is a smart woman who is a physicist. BUT David Fincher was the first who made me love directing and who makes me pay attention to details as much as he did. Netflix decided to film "Paranormal" in Egypt in order to stay true to the books it is based on and to reflect its commitment to creating authentic Egyptian content for global audiences. As a Black Muslim woman, where do I stand? 'Paranormal': Meet Ahmed Amin, Razane Jammal and rest of the cast of Netflix's first Egyptian horror series. Razane Jammal will play Maggie Mckillop, Dr. Refaat’s love interest. Reefat Ismail is lured into the lives of people who see supernatural entities, thus being confronted by his own past encounters By Alakananda Bandyopadhyay Published on : 22:01 PST, Nov 4, 2020. C: Do you think that the representation of Arab actors on TV is changing? Netflix - The horror book series Ma Waraa Al-Tabeea sold over 15m copies across the Arab world, making it one of the most commercially successful books to ever come out of the Middle East and North Africa. Reefat Ismail is lured into the lives of people who see supernatural entities, thus being confronted by his own past encounters By Alakananda Bandyopadhyay Published on : 22:01 PST, Nov 4, 2020. He is a person with a judgmental mind who does not believe in the extraordinary or the supernatural. Razane: Our personalities are very different from each other. A post shared by PARANORMAL (@paranormalnetflixtv), Cosmo had the chance to catch up with the very busy crew: Amr Salama (director), Mohamed Hefzy (producer), Razane Jammal (Maggie), and Ayah Samaha (Howaida) to discuss all things Paranormal. From their first impressions of the script, to how they relate to their characters.Â. Copy to Clipboard. Maggie loves to learn; she loves to take risks, and she is not afraid to say her opinion. Today, there is a need to create more of these platforms because I can see that Arab TV wants to give better content. Cosmo had the chance to catch up with the crew: Amr Salama (director), Mohamed Hefzy (producer), Razane Jammal (Maggie), and Ayah Samaha (Howaida) to discuss all things Paranormal. Starring: Ahmed … Staying true to the books, Paranormal will be filmed in Egypt and will see a full cast list of, yet to be announced, reflecting Netflix’s commitment to creating authentic Egyptian content for global audiences to enjoy. Watched by the World". Paranormal. The exhibition was filmed in Egypt with a photo frame recently after a break due to a coronavirus epidemic that indicated production had stopped. After a skeptical hematologist is plunged into a series of inexplicable events, he unwillingly becomes the go-to-guy for paranormal investigations. scattered clouds 25° Today's articles. The story plays … JOIN NOW SIGN IN. Overall, this horror, fantasy, mystery series is simply brilliant. PARANORMAL is a new Netflix horror series with elements of fantasy and mystery. Google+. Photographer: BATOOL AL DAAWI – BLOW CREATIVE STUDIO Stylist: YASMINE EISSA Makeup Artist: DIANA HARBY Hair Stylist: AHMED MOUNIR. Aya Aboshady - October 4, 2020. Paranormal is now streaming on Netflix. Ghost in the machine: Netflix's Paranormal is strictly by the numbers. C: This is the first Netflix Original Egyptian show - why is it important to you that Arab shows are shown on mainstream media? After months of anticipation for Egypt's first Netflix original … The show will be translated into 9 languages as well. If its quality is a relative indicator of what we can expect out of Egypt in the future, then that’s mostly fine by me. Everything to know about Netflix's first Arabic Original from Egypt. Set in 1960s Egypt, Paranormal season 1 stars Ahmed Amin as 40-year-old hematologist Refaat Ismail. Netflix is known as a diverse platform on which you can find content from all around the world. Ayah Samaha, Ahmed … Netflix Paranormal Updates: With Halloween fast approaching, various broadcasting services have become increasingly popular lately.Amazon Prime is releasing four new Blumhouse movies, Shudder has been releasing awesome trailers, and now Netflix is moving forward with a truly new (and good-looking) series. Watch Season 1 Now on Netflix. Season 1. Set in 1960s Egypt, Paranormal season 1 stars Ahmed Amin as 40-year-old hematologist Refaat Ismail. Shows like Dark and Money Heist also have a huge fan following in America and in other countries as well, so the creators are expecting it will become a hit as well. Amin stars across from Razane Jammal, who plays Refaat’s old flame, Maggie. From the branded box of Nefertiti cigarettes to the Gomhoreya newspaper, hotel and surrounding street signage and more, these minute details that often go unnoticed add a certain level of authenticity to Netflix’s first original Egyptian Series ‘Paranormal’. PARANORMAL : STREAM IT OR SKIP IT? Release year: 2020. With killer mummies, a house of horrors, slick special effects and a melancholic soundtrack, streaming giant Netflix is banking on new blockbuster Egyptian series "Paranormal" achieving worldwide success. Other actors include Ahmed Dash as Reda Ismail, Samma Ibrahim as Ra’iefa … November 10, 2020, 7:50 PM. JOIN NOW. UNLIMITED TV SHOWS & MOVIES. Amr: One of the most influential directors to me was David Fincher and other directors as well. Ayah: Howaida is a teacher at a children’s school. Cosmo fans can relate to it personally, and it is nice to see heroines lead an important role in the series. Farid Farid . 'Paranormal': Meet Ahmed Amin, Razane Jammal and rest of the cast of Netflix's first Egyptian horror series. Mohamed: Also, I have noticed something in the emergence of these platforms and that Arabs have begun watching series from different countries. Who is in the cast of Paranormal on Netflix? Episodes Paranormal. Created in Egypt by Egyptians, Netflix's new series "Paranormal" has made history as the streaming service's first Arabia Original series from the country, gaining the tagline, "Made in Egypt.. Howaida is a very closed person, yet she is aware of everything happening around her. Billed as a mystery … Netflix is finally bringing us the first Egyptian original on its international platform and it’s based on none other than the widely popular book series all over Egypt and the Arab world, “Paranormal”.. The TV series, based on the bestselling books by Ahmed Khaled Tawfik, misses the chance to take a … Mohamed Hefzy (producer): Long ago, before Netflix, we used to think of ways to create a series like that. She is affectionate, but she doesn’t like to show it to anyone. Paranormal will be produced by Mohamed Hefzy, and Amr Salama as the showrunner, who is also will be the director. Egypt has traditionally been a cultural powerhouse in the region, producing dozens of movies as well as gripping drama and comedy series every year. TV mainly focuses on the 30 episodes shown during Ramadan (the holy month) or others that reach up to 60 episodes. Christmas Gift Guide 2020: 11 trinkets your bestie will love, The Internet has crowned Kylie Jenner the *ultimate* 'Arab Aunty'. Watched by the World". Mohamed: Based on the genre we are creating, horror, is David Lynch. C: Was it challenging transitioning from an Egyptian to a Scottish character? In my opinion, she is a strong woman and very sacrificial. Set in the 1960s, the series, packed with mystery and suspense, depicts the adventures of PARANORMAL leading character Dr. Refaat Ismail, a single hematologist who finds himself faced with a series of supernatural events. Watch all you want. These platforms help in achieving internationality. Paranormal (Arabic: ما وراء الطبيعة‎) is a 2020 Egyptian web television series starring Ahmed Amin, Reem Abd El Kader, Samma Ibrahim, Razane Jammal, and Aya Samaha,[1][2] It is based on Ahmed Khaled Tawfik's supernatural book series Ma Waraa Al Tabiaa. Ayah Samaha & Razane Jammal: Firstly, this is a 100% Egyptian Paranormal series. For most middle-class Egyptian kids growing up during the 1990s, it was a rite of passage to enter the world of Paranormal (Ma Wara' al-Tabi'a). Friday October 16, 2020 . Filmed in Egypt, "Paranormal" is the third Middle Eastern Netflix original show after "Jinn", which features a cast of emerging Jordanian talents and was released on June 13, 2019; and "Al-Rawabi School for Girls". Read our Paranormal Season 1 review here! Later, over the years, there were other directors from all over the world, from Korea, Spain, Latin America, and Italy. C: Maggie and Howaida, how would you describe your characters? PARANORMAL will be produced by Mohamed Hefzy, and Amr Salama as the showrunner, who is also will be the director, PARANORMAL is Netflix's first foray into Egyptian drama. The series is based on Egyptian novelist Ahmed Khaled Tawfik's books about a doctor whose lifelong scientific convictions are suddenly called into question. Based on Ahmad Khaled Towfeq's eponymous novel franchise, Paranormal released in November 2020 to the streaming platform. How much did Shiva Safai’s engagement ring cost. Paranormal season 2 trailer. Paranormal (Netflix) review - It's a bit clunky and certainly nothing new, but Paranormal is nonetheless a fun genre-blending period piece well worth a binge. Videos Paranormal. Season 1 Teaser: Paranormal. The Myth of the House 52m. She comes from a conservative family and all her dealings with children. The professor views himself as the unluckiest man in the world, and always expect the worst to happen. Release year: 2020. The two met while studying in Scotland, but when Maggie returns to … Skeptical about the supernatural, a hematologist is forced to investigate enigmatic events when a ghost from his past comes back to haunt him. ‘Paranormal’ — Netflix’s first original Egyptian horror series — will set a new standard for Arabic-language television when it premieres on November 5. Netflix Netflix. "Refaat's first law after amendment, the 'paranormal' surely exists," concludes Dr. Refaat Ismail as season one of Paranormal intriguingly came to an end. Part of the marketing push for Paranormal has been the phrase "Made in Egypt. Ayah & Razane: We hope to create more work that connects the Arab world with the whole world. Read our Paranormal Season 1 review here! Leading the cast is Ahmed Amin as Dr. Refaat Ismail. The world of Paranormal, created in Egypt by an Egyptian crew, has come to life on Netflix - streaming now to 190 countries, in more than 32 languages. C: Why would Cosmo readers relate to your characters? Maggie and Howaida are two heroines with a strong point of view as well as strong opinions. PARANORMAL is a new Netflix series from Egypt that surprises in all the right ways! During an air raid, Refaat, Maggie and Reda (Rushdi Al Shami) go looking for Raeefa’s son Taha (Adam Wahdan), who has the same “gift” Refaat has.