Shahid VIP will air the Arab World’s first Arabic language sci-fi drama series on September 12 as the film and media industry in the Arab World looks to broaden its scope. Entitled ‘Hell’s Gate’, the sci-fi production features a stellar cast from the Middle East and beyond.
Set in Beirut in the year 2052, the series follows a secluded man living under an authoritarian regime in Lebanon whose life changes when a technical failure brings a mysterious woman to his doorstep. Set to be streamed exclusively on Shahid VIP, the world’s leading Arabic streaming platform, “Hell’s Gate” is the Arab World’s first sci-fi drama series.
Amin Dora, Director of the TV series, commented on the launch of the show saying: “The biggest challenge was to forecast how the Arab audience will react to an Arabic-language sci-fi drama. In fact, the first discussion we had as producers and writers of the show was how to convince the Arab audience that the inspiration behind the show is actually a reality that all of us have been through. Our project was very ambitious and challenging, but Shahid allowed us, as directors and producers in the Arab World, to enter new realms in cinema and TV production”.
To recall, Shahid VIP is the leading streaming platform in the Middle East, exclusive Arabic content as well as the latest Arabic originals, premieres and pre-cinema releases.