Saudi Arabia Gets Its Debut Netflix Original With ‘Whisperers’

With more and more Netflix originals pumping out in diverse regions, the streaming giant is expanding into the Saudi entertainment industry with its debut series, “Whisperers.”

First Netflix original from Saudi Arabia, “Whisperers”

It’s no secret that Netflix is serious about the Middle East, creating a line-up of originals of late including the likes of “Jinn,” “Paranormal” and “Al Rawabi School for Girls.” The streaming giant is making a move into the Saudi Market this time, with “Whisperers” being an eight-part crime-thriller series touted for a release on 11th June. The show will be subtitled in over 20 languages and released across 190 countries.

Crime-thriller genre

It comes as a huge surprise that “Whisperers” is going to theme over a murder mystery, quite unlike traditional Arabic shows. The series evolves over the story of a family after the death of the family patriarch, Hassan, and how his past re-emerges in time of his company launching a new app.

Viewers can expect more different themes in the show, including takes on social issues like family feuds and struggles in the business world.

A line-up of regional stars are part of the show, including Shaimaa Al Fadl, Mysoon Alruwaily, Elham Ali, Nada Tawhid, Norah Alanbar, and Leila Arabi, in addition to actors Ali Al Sharif, Osama Al Qass, and Mohamed Ali.

“‘Whispers’ is a Saudi-produced dramatic thriller series that offers a new take on storytelling and marks my first time working with the great actor, Abdul Mohsen Alnimer. The series also features several unconventional female characters who truly embody the reasons why this project is so close to my heart. I am very proud that Netflix decided to make the series available to their 183 million subscribers worldwide and I hope viewers in Saudi Arabia, the GCC, the Arab region and beyond will enjoy it.”

Hana Alomair, director of “Whisperers”

(Featured photograph credit: Netflix)

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