Jinn, the first Middle East Original, will launch globally on Netflix on Thursday 13th June- Credit: James Minchin/Netflix Jinn, the first Middle East Original, will launch globally on Netflix on Thursday 13th June- Credit: James Minchin/Netflix

Calling all Jinn Hunters - get ready! The Jinn are out on June 13

Thu, Apr. 18, 2019
CAIRO - 18 April 2019: How do you find an angry jinn when everyone in high school is angry at something? After a school trip to the ancient ruins of Petra, someone at Seven Hills Academy has unknowingly welcomed a vengeful jinn into their lives, who is set to wreak havoc on the students, unless a group of high schoolers can save the day.

They’re just trying to pass maths!

Jinn, the first Middle East Original, will launch globally on Netflix on Thursday 13th June.

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Credit: Ahmad Blaibleh/Netflix



Set in modern Amman and ancient Petra, Jinn follows a group of Arab teenagers as their friendships and budding romances are tested when they unknowingly invite the supernatural forces of jinn into their world. As the jinn get stronger and the lines between good and evil blur, the high school students don’t know who to trust. Can they find the answers needed in order to save everything?

Starring Salma Malhas, Hamzeh Okab, Sultan Alkhail and Aysha Shahaltough, Jinn is produced by Kabreet Productions, directed by Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya and Amin Matalqa.

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Credit: Ahmad Blaibleh/Netflix


"This is a great opportunity to portray Arab youth in a very unique way. The level of authenticity Netflix is trying to achieve with this show is definitely what attracted me the most to be part of this project.” said, Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya




Said Ghandour, “We are really excited about this. It is very common in Middle East that people know someone who has a Jinn story, so it’s nice to take that and turn it into a fun and mysterious teen adventure that everyone can enjoy. On a broader note, I love that Netflix is investing a lot in the region, it’s a real turning point. We have such a rich storytelling culture, and we'll finally be able to enjoy Arabic content with Netflix quality."

“We’re delighted to be working with such a variety of breakout talent to launch our first Arabic original series in the Middle East.” said Erik Barmack, VP of International Original Series at Netflix. “We are extremely excited to bring this story to a global audience, and to celebrate Arab youth and culture. We can’t wait to share more details later this year.”

Jinn is Netflix’s second project in the region. Netflix’s first project, the Arabic stand-up comedy Adel Karam: Live from Beirut, is due to launch on March 1st.


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Credit: Ahmad Blaibleh/Netflix

 
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