‘Paranormal’: Bringing our lifetime friend Refaat Ismail to life



Sat, 07 Nov 2020 - 08:37 GMT


Sat, 07 Nov 2020 - 08:37 GMT

File: Paranormal.

File: Paranormal.


CAIRO - 7 November 2020: On November 5, the first Netflix Arabic Original series from Egypt “ Paranormal” was released.

The series is based on the best selling thriller novel series with the same name “Paranormal” by the late great Ahmed Khaled Tawfik. 

The series tackles Dr. Refaat, a cynical Hematologist with a dark sense of humor, who goes through a “journey of doubt” as his world is turned upside down after his lifelong scientific convictions are questioned. 

The plot commences in 1969, as Refaat Ismail enters his 40s, and begins to experience a series of paranormal activities. 

Throughout the season, Refaat is accompanied by his university colleague, Maggie, as they enter the paranormal world and try to save their loved ones from the immense danger that surrounds them.

In most cases, any series takes from 7 to 10 episodes to start grabbing people attention and got attached to, but Egyptian series “ Paranormal” managed to destroy this theory and achieved huge success from the first episode.

Is it because of the immortal glamour of our late mentor Ahmed Khaled Tawfik who used to draw magical worlds and takes us to them, the brilliance and charisma of Ahmed Amin , the genuineness of the Amr Salama who was the maestro of this masterpiece or all of the previous? 

The comedian Ahmed Amin who makes us laugh from the bottom of our hearts managed to change his skin completely and answered the question asked by millions which is how Refaat Ismail looks like? He brought our heartthrob Refaat Ismail to life with his unique performance.

The branded box of Nefertiti cigarettes, Gomhoreya newspaper, hotel and surrounding street Salama paid attention to every single detail to put us more and more in the mood.

Several characters who are a part of the Paranormal world are also introduced including Maggie (Razane Jammal), Howaida (Ayah Samaha), and Shiraz (Reem Abdel Kader) 

The series is released in 190 countries around the world and available in over 32 languages. 

It is dubbed into 9 different languages including: English, Spanish, French, Turkish, German among others.

“Paranormal” is also be the first Egyptian Original series that will have audio and written descriptions for the hearing or visually impaired.

The series is produced by Mohamed Hefzy and Amr Salama, who is also the creator and the director.

“ Paranormal” cast: 

Starring: Ahmed Amin, Razane Jammal, and Ayah Samaha

Created by: Amr Salama

Directors: Amr Salama & Majid Alansari

Executive Producers: Amr Salama and Mohamed Hefzy

Co-executive Producers: Hend Radwan & Amira Sherif

Writers: Head Writer: Amr Salama/ Staff 

Writers: Mahmoud Ezzat/ Dina Maher/Omar Khaled

Director of Photography: Ahmed Beshary

Production Designer: Ali Hossam Ali

Costume Designer: Dina Nadeem

Stunt Coordinator: Andrew McKenzie

SFX: Donia Sedky and Islam Alex

Editors: Ahmed Hafez and Ahmed Youssri

VFX Supervisor: Tamer Mortada

Editing. Visual Effects & Colour Grading: AROMA

Music: Khaled Kammar



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