STARZPLAY, the leading subscription video on demand (SVOD) service, has entered into a partnership with Academy Award-winning media and entertainment company, Image Nation Abu Dhabi, to create its first original content series. Production will commence in 2020 with the Arabic-language content set to be released towards the end of the same year.
The production will be an anthology of Urban Legends, with each episode telling a different story. The series will explore regional tales and fables from the Middle East that will resonate with STARZPLAY’S Arabic speaking audience. The series will be produced by Yasir Al-Yasiri (Shebab Sheybab) under his production company with Mansoor Al Feeli – Starship Entertainment. Al-Yasiri is also attached to direct one of the episodes, with further regional directors to be announced.
The announcement follows Image Nation’s recent focus on episodic content, having released the landmark documentary television series History of the Emirates. The series launched on local and international channels around the UAE’s 48th Annual National Day and is currently airing in 50 countries around the world on National Geographic.