Netflix has revealed the first teaser trailer for Paranormal, the first Netflix Arabic Original from Egypt, based on the best-selling thriller novel series by the same name by late Ahmed Khaled Tawfik. The teaser trailer shows Dr. Refaat Ismail (Ahmed Amin) undergoing a series of paranormal incidents. Several characters who are a part of the Paranormal world are also introduced including Maggie (Razane Jammal), Howaida (Ayah Samaha), and Shiraz (Reem AbdElKader).
Netflix also announced the release date for the first season of Paranormal to be on November 5, 2020. The series will be released in 190 countries around the world and available in over 32 languages. It will also be dubbed into nine different languages, including: English, Spanish, French, Turkish, German, etc. Paranormal will also be the first Egyptian Original series that will have audio and written descriptions for the hearing or visually impaired.
The series tackles Dr. Refaat, a cynical Hematologist with a dark sense of humor, who goes through a “journey of doubt” as his world is turned upside down after his lifelong scientific convictions are questioned. The plot commences in 1969, as Refaat Ismail enters his 40s, and begins to experience a series of paranormal activities. Throughout the season, Refaat is accompanied by his university colleague, Maggie, as they enter the paranormal world and try to save their loved ones from the immense danger that surrounds them. The series is produced by Mohamed Hefzy and Amr Salama, who is also the creator and the director.
Starring: Ahmed Amin, Razane Jammal, and Ayah Samaha
Created by: Amr Salama
Directors: Amr Salama & Majid Alansari
Executive Producers: Amr Salama and Mohamed Hefzy
Co-executive Producers: Hend Radwan & Amira Sherif
Writers: Head Writer: Amr Salama/ Staff Writers: Mahmoud Ezzat/ Dina Maher/Omar Khaled
Director of Photography: Ahmed Beshary
Production Designer: Ali Hossam Ali
Costume Designer: Dina Nadeem
Stunt Coordinator: Andrew McKenzie
SFX: Donia Sedky and Islam Alex
Editors: Ahmed Hafez and Ahmed Youssri
VFX Supervisor: Tamer Mortada
Editing. Visual Effects & Colour Grading: AROMA
Music: Khaled Kammar