Netflix will stream a new original Middle Eastern drama called “Paranormal,” based on “Paranormal” best selling books in the Arab world by late author Ahmed Khaled Tawfik. Set in the 1960s, the series depicts the adventures of “Paranormal” leading character Dr. Refaat Ismail, a single hematologist who finds himself faced with a series of supernatural events.
“Paranormal” will be produced by both Mohamed Hefzy and Amr Salama, who is also the showrunner and the director.
“We are so excited to be investing in more Middle Eastern productions by adapting the highly acclaimed ‘Paranormal’ series of novels into an exciting show. We’re also pleased to collaborate with prominent producer Mohamed Hefzy and director Amr Salama whose creative vision we look forward to bringing to our international audience” said Kelly Luegenbiehl, VP of International Originals at Netflix.
“Paranormal,” which is expected to shoot in Egypt, is the third Middle Eastern Netflix original series following “Jinn,” a coming-of-age teen drama with supernatural elements that was shot in Jordan and will drop June 13, and “Al Rawabi School for Girls,” a Jordan-set high-school drama produced with a female Arab cast and crew.