CAIRO - 20 October 2020: Netflix announced that Season one of Abla Fahita series “Drama Queen”, has officially wrapped production.
AblaFahita, Netflix Arabic original series is set for release in the first half of 2021.
“Drama Queen” is produced by OKWRD Productions, in cooperation with ASAP Productions & Executive producer Amin El Masri.
The series’s confirmed cast includes Abla Fahita, her daughter Caro and her son Boudi, Bassem Samra, Donia Maher, and Osama Abdalla.
The series is directed by Khaled Marei and written by Abla Fahita with the participation of Muhammad Al-Gamal, George Azmy, Dina Maher, Sarah Murad, and Mahmoud Ezzat.
The series - which is considered as Abla Fahita’s first foyer into the drama world - highlights her humanside in an action packed comedy drama.
The illustrious diva goes on the run after being implicated in a crime.
Separated from her children, Caro and Boudi, and shunned by society, how far will Abla go to claim them back?
Production of the first season of the Abla Fahita "Drama Queen" series commenced in early August in various locations in Cairo, ensuring health and safety measures, and wrapped up in Mid-October.
The current staff members are - without exception - in excellent health.
The first episode of season 7 from Abla Fahita’s ‘’Live from the Duplex’’ program was screened on ON TV channel on Thursday, April 2.
The Live from Duplex program was screened twice a week, every Thursday and Friday at 11 pm on ON TV channel.
The first episode contained a funny song about Coronavirus and quarantine sang by Abla Fahita and people who are staying at home, in addition to some celebrities such as Ahmed Salah Hosny, Amr Youssef, Mai Selim, among others.
In her first appearance on season 7, the popular comedy puppet interviewed a doctor to talk about the procedures people should make to stop the spread of Coronavirus.
Abla Fahita talked with a number of families who are staying at home in different countries and asked them how they are dealing with Coronavirus.
In the first episode Abla Fahita hosted the well-known shaabi singer Hassan Shakoush who sang his famous songs ‘’ Bent El Geran’’ ( The daughter of my Neighbours) and ‘’ Oud el Batal’’ ( The Champion’s Body) with different funny lyrics about Coronavirus.
Abla Fahita interviewed in the second episode famed Egyptian star Amr Youssef and his brother Ali Youssef. The second episode witnessed the appearance of Abla Fahita'a daughter Karo who interviewed Amr Youssef before her mother Fahita.
Abla Fahita’s ‘’Live from the Duplex’’ program was produced by the leading production company Synergy.
Abla Fahita is a popular puppet that appeared in 2011 and performed her first entertainment program on CBC Channel.
"Abla Fahita" series will show the human side of the most famous Egyptian puppet in socio-comic attire mixed with excitement, mystery and adventures.
For her part, Abla Fahita previously commented, “Oh God! I was hardly able to present TV shows; now they want me to do a series! I accepted because the series will be presented in 20 different languages and will screen in over 190 countries! I always have said that Egyptian humor is one of the best things we can export to get hard currency! After long thread cotton of course! As you all can see drama and grief are all over the world now and the best cure for this drama is to present our Egyptian humor worldwide!”
Okwrd is an emerging Egyptian production company aiming to produce a unique kind of entertainment. Only possible through collaborating with the best talents in the Middle East and the whole world.
ASAP Productions is a well renowned Egyptian production company with vast experience in all fields of the media production industry; from advertising to all types of content production. With over 25 years in the business, asap prides itself with a track record full of diverse and challenging productions.