Egyptian superstar Amr Diab signs with Netflix for Arabic original

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Published: Wed 19 Aug 2020, 12:28 PM

Last updated: Tue 27 Dec 2022, 12:03 PM

Streaming platform Netflix has signed its latest Arabic superstar. A new project has been announced with international Egyptian performer Amr Diab, who will star in a Arabic original series. The new deal marks the return of the best-selling artist, also known as "Al Hadaba", to drama 27 years after he played the role of Adham in the movie Dehk Wele'b Wegad Wehob opposite the late Omar Sharif. Amr Diab is the winner of 7 World Music Awards and 6 African Music Awards.

"For the past thirty years, Amr Diab has captured people's hearts all over the world. He is a trendsetting icon who resonates with different generations through his music and talent. We are confident that this new project will excite fans and members for the glorious return of Amr Diab to screen," said Ahmed Sharkawi, Director of Arabic Original Series at Netflix

"I am thrilled to work with Netflix on this new project. I have always believed that art is a global language, and we have been able to build bridges of connections and love with diverse cultures through music. And, now with this new project with Netflix, I am excited that we will be reaching more than 193 million members in more than 190 countries around the world where they will be able to watch new content made in Egypt and enjoyed by the world," commented Diab.

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