‘Paranormal’ is an upcoming Netflix show set in 1960s Egypt and centred on Dr Refaat Esmail, who faces off with supernatural forces and tries to solve mysterious cases.
Egyptian actor-writer Ahmad Amin, who rose to popularity with 30-second viral videos and his comedy skit show ‘Al Plateau’, has been announced for the lead role.
The show, based on the best-selling books by late author Ahmad Khalid Tawfik, will be directed by Egyptian filmmaker Amr Salama (‘Sheikh Jackson’) and Emirati director Majid Al Ansari (‘Zinzana’).
“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 Esmail. With such a strong local cast paired with striking special effects, we can’t wait to get production underway next month,” said showrunner Salama.
The series will be filmed in Egypt with a full cast yet to be announced.