Netflix inks 5-year deal with Saudi Studio Myrkott

Netflix and Saudi Arabian animation studio Myrkott, have inked a 5-year long exclusive collaboration to produce Saudi-focused shows and films.

The collaboration includes the production of new and exclusive seasons of the Masameer series, Masameer upcoming movies, a new licensed original adult animation series, and a licensed original feature film, in addition to a library compilation of all previous seasons of the Masameer series with special edits exclusive for Netflix.

The Director of Content Acquisitions, MENAT of Netflix, Nuha El Tayeb, said, “Myrkott is at the forefront of creative storytelling and animation in the region. We are continually investing in authentic stories from Saudi Arabia to share their stories across the Arab world and globally. We want to give our members access to great stories that can travel far and wide.”

The CEO and Co-founder of Myrkott, Abdulaziz Almuzaini, stated, “We at Myrkott think about this partnership beyond the production aspects, by working with Netflix we inspire Saudi and Arab talents to dream big and support an ecosystem that recognizes equal opportunity, talent and creativity, these are the values that fueled Myrkott in its pursuit of excellence throughout the years.”