A scene from Vikings [Photo Courtesy: iRouge/Youtube]
CAIRO – 11 December 2017: International entertainment network Netflix is available in Egypt now. The website announced December’s list of new programs, including various categories such as comedies and original films and series.
American fantasy crime film “Bright” is listed on the top of the Netflix Original Film category. It is directed by David Ayer and written by Max Landis. The film revolves around the cooperation between a police officer from Earth and Orc Cop, who investigate crimes in the world of human and mythical creatures. Starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton, the film will be released on December 22.
“The Crown” Season II
In the Netflix Original Series category, the second season of the long awaited “The Crown” is back to screens on December 8.
Composed and written by Peter Morgan, “The Crown” is a biographical drama television series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. The second season covers the Suez Canal Crisis in 1956 and the Profumo affair, a political scandal in 1963. It is stars Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby and Eileen Atkins.
“Vikings” Season IV
Created by Michael Hirst, “Vikings” is a historical drama television series tackling legendary Norse heroes and other stories taken from the history of the Vikings.
It stars Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clieve Standen and Jessalyn Gilsing. Netflix will continue screening the fourth season of “Vikings” through December.
“You Can’t Fight Christmas”
Celebrating Christmas, Netflix will show various holiday films, including “You Can’t Fight Christmas”, a romantic comedy revolving around the decorator of the Chesterton Hotel lobby Christmas display. She finds herself against the grandson of the hotel owner, who hates Christmas, so she uses all her Christmas charms to win him over.
Having a unique edge in the entertainment industry since 1997, first as a DVD rental company, Netflix continues to successfully grow among internet users as it establishes new trends in “binge-watching” culture. The world’s leading internet entertainment service has become popular in the past few years in the Middle East and has been open in the Egyptian market for over two years now. To expand its viewership, Netflix plans to tailor special shows for Egyptians in 2018.
With over 100 million members across 190 countries, Netflix marks its 20th anniversary as the team explains how the company grew into a massively popular entertainment service provider.
Netflix had been previously accessible only in the U.S. as a licensed service provider 10 years ago and prevailed in its first expansion plan seven years ago. The hit series “House of Cards” was among the “Netflix Originals” that launched three years ago as part of the content made specifically for Netflix. Simultaneously, the company decided to establish a global launch and enter new markets like Egypt.