Popular Egyptian puppet Abla Fahita has been laying low since her hit TV show "Live From the Duplex" went off the air in 2018. Now it looks like she's going to be back with a bang.
This week, it was announced that the comedic sensation is starring in her very own Netflix original series that will be released in 2020. The series will shed "light on the human side of Abla Fahita in a social comedy drama full of thrill," Netflix said in a statement announcing the scripted show.
The show follows the famous puppet's adventures after becoming one of the region's stars. It takes viewers along on a journey "as her life turns upside down when she finds herself being chased by the law and society."
This is the second Egyptian original announced by Netflix this year. Back in May, the company revealed it's producing another regional series titled Paranormal, a thriller-drama based on books by the late Ahmed Khaled Towfik.
Director of International Originals at Netflix Ahmed Sharkawi expressed the platform is thrilled to be collaborating with Abla Fahita, saying she's one of the "most prominent comedians in Egypt and the wider Arab region."
"We are looking forward to working with Abla Fahita in order to bring our Arab and international audience a fun innovative series full of laughter and excitement," he added.
In a hilarious comment on her upcoming partnership with Netflix, Abla Fahita had quite a lot to reveal including that her series is going to be available in 20 languages in 190 countries.
"I always say that Egyptian comedy is a great product for export after the Egyptian cotton. And it's obvious how the world today is a sad place in dire need of laughter and nothing beats the Egyptian sense of humor to relieve the world of its misery," she added.
Of course, the puppet had to take to her social media platforms to announce the news in style, too. In a Facebook post, she wrote: "Oh... I've made it to the top."
Her fans have expressed their thrill and how much they've missed her since she disappeared last year.
People are excited over the announcement
"Thank God for your safety. Where were you, lady? Did you get married or not yet?"