Viu rolls out original Egyptian series Zodiac in MENA

OTT video platform Viu has rolled out Zodiac, its latest original series for viewers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

The crime thriller is derived from the series of Hazak El Youm novels by Egyptian author Dr Ahmed Khalid Tawfiq. Directed by Mahmoud Kamel and produced by Film Clinic in partnership with El-Masa Media Production, the series offers drama and supernatural mystery.

Zodiac tails the lives of a group of students who face a life-threatening curse. The curse follows a pattern determined by the victim’s Zodiac sign.

The three-season series is written by Egyptian screenwriter Mohamed Al-Motasem alongside Menna Ekram, Mohamed Hisham Abiya, Omar Khaled, and Rawiah Abdulla.

The Vice President of Content of Viu Mena, Wesam Kattan, said, “We aim to deliver compelling local entertainment with world-class production quality. Adapting a novel series by the late Dr Ahmed Khalid Tawfiq with Zodiac gives us the opportunity to invest in the local creative ecosystem with a story that matters and resonates locally while putting it on a global stage.”

On the other hand, the Founder of Film Clinic, Mohamed Hefzy, declared, “As one of the leading production companies in the region we strive to create unique features and with this cooperation with Viu, we are confident that we have cracked the right success formula of creativity and quality. Audiences are in for a real treat and we look forward to working with the brilliant creative team assembled to bring this intriguing story to life.”