Netflix collaborates with with Egypt’s Abla Fahita

Netflix has announced a collaboration with the satirical puppet character Abla Fahita to produce its second original Egyptian series. Scheduled for release in 2020, Fahita’s debut on Netflix will be produced by OKWRD production in cooperation with ASAP Productions and EP Amin El Masri.

The series will follow the adventures of Fahita after becoming one of the main stars of the Arab world, her life turned upside down when she finds herself chased by the law and society. It will be Fahita’s first attempt at acting in a scripted series, having already entertained millions of viewers on television.

Ahmed Sharkawi, Director of International Originals, Netflix said: “We are very excited to be collaborating with Abla Fahita, one of the most prominent comedians in Egypt and the wider Arab region. We are looking forward to working with Abla Fahita in order to bring our Arab and international audience a fun innovative series full of laughter and excitement.”

The Fahita series will be the second original Netflix series from Egypt.