As the world moves towards online-based entertainment, watching Ramadan series will never be the same again.
For years, series made to exclusively air during the holy month have been a phenomenon in countries across the Arab world. The dramas take over the region's TV screens throughout the period. This year, a few of them will also stream on Netflix.
The online streaming company recently announced that for the first time in its history, four Ramadan productions will be available on the platform starting May 6.
Episodes will be arriving on Netflix - day in and day out - in line with how regional television networks screen the shows.
Netflix MENA's official Twitter page officially revealed the names of the Ramadan series that will be available for streaming.
The tweet garnered loads of attention online. Some people are really looking forward to watching Ramadan series on Netflix. "Thank you Netflix. It's true I hate most Khaleeji series, but they give an oomph to Ramadan," one twitter user wrote.
Others, though, aren't too happy with the news. "We subscribed to Netflix to escape Arab series and you go and get them for us?" an online user lamented.
A closer look at the Arab series on Netflix this Ramadan
The Writer tells the story of a best-selling crime novelist who becomes the main suspect in a murder case that's freakishly similar to the plot in his novel. It stars Syrian actor Bassel Khayyat and Lebanese actress Daniella Rahme.
I Have a Script stars veteran Kuwaiti actress Souad Abdullah and Shujoun Al-Hajri in a social comedy that revolves around a woman who decides to pursue her passion for writing TV show scripts.
What If? Is a Kuwaiti drama that follows the lives of four individuals who cross paths during pivotal moments in each of their lives. It stars Munther Rayhana, Khaled Amin, Aseel Omran, and Rawan Mahdi.
In the Bosom of a Thorn is a drama set during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. It tells the story of an infant who comes back home looking for her mother years after she was taken away at the time of war. The series stars popular Kuwaiti actress Elham Fadala alongside several other prominent actors.
Netflix is making a mark in the Arab world
The five-episode series was entirely shot in Amman, Jordan, with many scenes captured in the country's ancient city of Petra.
The show will premiere on the platform on June 13, but its trailer is already making waves online.
Jinn marks Netflix's second work in the region, after Adel Karam: Live from Beirut stand-up comedy show, but its first original series.
Netflix seems to be expanding even more in the region. Just last month, the company announced its second original Arab series titled AlRawabi School for Girls. It also promised that this show will comprise 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.