Saudi MBC Announces Rise of the Witches, Region’s Biggest TV Series – The Hollywood Reporter
MBC Studios, the production arm of Saudi Arabia’s free-to-air network MBC, has unveiled the “biggest TV series” ever filmed in the country.
Rise of the WizardsIt is a 10-part fantasy adventure series based on the best-selling books by Saudi author Osama Al-Muslim and is currently in production in Neom, named after a coastal region in the country’s northeast. Many writers. $500 billion, using three dedicated studio settings, including Saudi Arabia’s largest backyard. MBC Studios recently shot the film Desert warrior – starring Anthony Mackie and realized it was the most expensive film ever made in Saudi Arabia – Neomil, One of the two major Hollywood titles produced Thriller Gerard Butler next Kandahar.
According to MBC, the series is the largest ever produced with a local Saudi crew and has the largest special effects budget ever in a Saudi production. He did not disclose financial details.
Led by local stars Aida Al-Khosai and Somaya Reda, Rise of the Wizards It tells the story of an epic battle between two rival witch legends led by Apsar and Tija. Raised in a world dominated by male wizards who want to prevent women from gaining magical powers, the two wizards secretly learn the arts and form their own groups to protect themselves and gain power.
The series is directed by Dominic Barlow and Zainab Abul-Sama, general manager of MBC Studios, with Declan O’Dwyer and Craig Pickles serving as executive producers.
“Rise of the Wizards Abu Al-Sam said it is a truly local production characterized by familiar and new faces, with talent in front of and behind the cameras from the MBC Academy and MBC Talent Centers. Cast – This incredible fantasy adventure is not to be missed. “
Rise of the Wizards It will launch as an original series on MBC’s Shahid platform before being sold outside the Middle East by Stuart Till and the MBC studio sales team.
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