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First Arabic Netflix series starts filming in Jordan

14 Aug 2018

Source: Jordan Times

Netflix, the world’s leading Internet entertainment service, has announced that its first Arabic original series began shooting in Amman on Sunday.

“Jinn”, which will bring Middle East folklore into the modern world, explores contemporary themes of Jinn mythology (genies or supernatural creatures in early Arabian and later Islamic mythology) with a coming of age supernatural story about friendship, love and adventure, a Royal Film Commission statement said.

The series is expected to be shot in Petra, Wadi Rum and a dozen other locations in Amman over 10 weeks, the statement said, adding that approximately 55 Jordanian crew members — including trainees and interns — will be working on the production.

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