If you're a Netflix streamer, it's time to countdown the days to the airing of the Middle East's first-ever original Arab series Jinn.
The online-streaming platform just released the show's official trailer, and it's as supernatural as a show can get. The thriller drama centers around high school students who are on a search for a vengeful jinn among them. The show - which will launch on June 13 - is set in Amman and the ancient city of Petra.
The five-episode series was announced by Netflix last year, and the anticipation has been on fire since. But, the recently released trailer exceeded all expectations by far.
"Petra used to be the land of the jinns"
The show follows a group of teenagers whose "lives are disrupted when a Jinn in the form of a teenage boy appears to them in the ancient city of Petra."
Friendships and romantic relationships are put to the test after the students unintentionally welcomed the supernatural forces of jinn into their lives.
This marks Netflix's second work in the region, after Adel Karam: Live from Beirut stand-up comedy show, but its first original series.
Jinn features Middle Eastern talent and is executively produced by Elan and Rajeev Dassani (SEAM). It is directed by Lebanese filmmaker Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya, who's well known for his 2015 hit feature Very Big Shot. According to IMDb, Jordanian director Amin Matalqa is also working on the project, directing two episodes of the series.
At the time of the series' announcement, Bou Chaaya expressed his excitement at heading the project, saying:
"This is a great opportunity to portray Arab youth in a very unique way. The level of authenticity Netflix is trying to achieve with this show is definitely what attracted me the most to be part of this project."
The show stars Salma Malhas, Hamzeh Okab, Sultan Alkhail, and Aysha Shahaltough.
Watch the trailer here:
Netflix is making a mark in the Arab world
Earlier this week, Netflix announced its second original Arabic series titled AlRawabi School for Girls, promising an all-female cast and crew.
The upcoming series tells the story of a bullied girl who plans to take revenge on her bullies, "only to find out that no one is all bad, and no one is all good, including herself."
The show is written and directed by Jordanian producer and actress Tima Shomali in collaboration with writer Shirin Kamal, and is expected to premiere later this year. Netflix is also partnering with Jordanian production company Filmizion - founded by Shomali in 2012 - to create the show.