FILE - Ahmed Amin
CAIRO - 27 October 2019: Egyptian actor Ahmed Amin will play the lead role in Netflix's first Egyptian series "Paranormal".
Set in Egypt in the 1960s, "Paranormal" sees Dr. Refaat Ismail plunged into a series of supernatural events as he attempts to unravel the mysteries behind each unique and unusual case.
Egyptian actor and writer Amin will play the lead role of Refaat Ismail. The series, which will go into production in November, will be directed by Egyptian director Amr Salama joined by the Emirati director Majid al-Ansari.
Salama, show-runner, producer and director of "Paranormal" said, “Amin brings a level of authenticity and a powerful on-screen presence that we felt was the ultimate fit for the portrayal of Dr. Refaat Ismail. With such a strong local cast paired with striking special effects, we can’t wait to get production underway next month.”
Based on the late Ahmed Khaled Tawfik’s books that sold more than 15 million copies worldwide, "Paranormal" is Netflix's first foray into Egyptian drama." Paranormal" will be produced by Mohamed Hefzy, and Amr Salama.
Staying true to the books, "Paranormal" will be filmed in Egypt and will see a full cast list, yet to be announced, reflecting Netflix’s commitment to creating authentic Egyptian content for global audiences to enjoy. The series will also bring to life the supernatural, using powerful post production and visual effects (VFX) techniques to complement cast performances.