C.A.T Produces The First Arabic Netflix Original In The Middle East

09 October 2017

Adel Karam

Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service, is producing its first local production in the Middle East, in cooperation with Egypt’s Creative Arab Talent. In 2018, Netflix will air its first Arabic stand-up comedy in the Middle East to all Netflix subscribers around the world.

In this yet-to-be-named comedy special, Lebanese comedian Adel Karam was chosen to star on the show. In a cynical and humorous way, he will tackle everything from relationships to social issues that most Arabs face everyday.

Adel said, “I am very happy and excited to be a part of Netflix's first original production to be produced in Middle East. It is a great honour and privilege and I can't wait to embark on this new adventure.

"Adel Karam is a very strong voice in comedy. We are extremely excited to collaborate with him, and can’t wait for the local audience, who have a deep appreciation of comedy, to watch the show as well as to introduce him to our global audience.” said Erik Barmack, Vice President of International Original Series at Netflix.

Adel Karam, a well-known actor and comedian, has appeared in several prominent late night shows, series and Lebanese movies such as Caramel directed by Nadine Labaki and lately, his movie The Insult, directed by Ziad Doueri which premiered in the official competition of the Venice Film Festival. Now, Adel joins other notable comedy stars such as Gad Elmaleh, Jack Whitehall and Beppe Grillo in Netflix’s effort to bring great international talent to its global audience.

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