Egypt Releases Ramadan TV Lineup
Egyptian Television and Radio administration have released the list of series and shows scheudled for the month of Ramadan, citing which shows are complete and which need more time.
The Ramadan season is the most lucrative for the Arab media since various fasters gather round the television before and after they break the fast.
Last year’s most successful series was Um Kulthum, a series based on the life of the legnedary songstress.
Following is the full listing for this Ramadan’s lineup:
Wajh El Qamar (Face of the Moon); ( 75% completed): Directed by Adel Al A’asar. Starring Faten Hamama, Ahmad Ramzi, Jamil Rateb, Mahmoud Qabeel, Hassan Husni, Wael Nour, Madeline Tabr, Samira Abdul Aziz, Ghada Adel and Nelly Karim.
*Some of this Egyptian series scenes are to be shot in Beirut, Lebanon.
Awan El Ward (Time For Flowers); (45% completed): Directed by Samir Seif. Starring Yusra, Saeed Saleh, Sawsan Badr, Samiha Ayoub, Hisham Abdul Hamid, Raja’a Al Jidawi, Inas Makki, Abdul Rahman Abu Zahra and Hayatim.
Al Farar Min Al Hub (Running Away From Love); (40% completed): Directed by Majdi Abu Umeira. Starring Athar El Hakim, Riyadh Al Khawli, Hassan Husni, Kamal Abu Riah, Samira Abdul Aziz, Jamal Ismael, Rojina, Abdullah Farghali and Hayatim.
Zizinia II (Zizinia II); (75% complete): Directed by Jamal Abdul Hamid. Starring Yihya Al Fakharani, Hala Sudqi, Ahmad Bdeir, Mahmoud El Jundi, Lucy, Huda Sultan, Madeline Tabr, Nabil Al Hilfawi, Mohammad Mitwalli, Sayed Azmi and Hamdi Gaith.
Khayal Al Thul (Shadow of Night); (75% completed): Directed by Yihya Al Ilmi. Starring Faruq Al Fishawi, Tayseer Fahmi, Majed El Masri, Sawsan Badr, Ahmad Rateb, Nadine, Yasmine Abdul Aziz and Dalia Mustafa.
Alf Leila Wa Leila (1001 Nights); (just started shooting): Directed by Amro Abideen. Starring Nelly, Mahmoud Qabeel and Abir Sabri.
Al Aqdar (The Fates); (100% completed): Directed by Khaled Bahjat and written by Najib Mahfouth. Starring Izzat Al Aleily, Ahmad Rateb, Iman, Kamal Abu Riah, Riyadh Al Khawli and Sawsan Badr.
Thou Al Noun Al Masri (The Egypitan Thu Al Noun); (unknown): Directed by Hani Lasheen. Starring Mamdouh Abul Aleem, Samiha Ayoub, Abdul Rahman Abu Zahra, Ahmad Rateb, Madiha Hamdi, Samir Husni, Shereen, Hanan Shawqi and Nashwa Mustafa.
Amsheer (Amsheer); (unknown): Directed by Sami Mohammad Ali. Starring Ahmad Bdeir, Fadia Abdul Ghani, Yousef Sha’ban, Mushira Ismael, Riyadh Al Khawli and Abdul Rahman Abu Zahra.
Harat Al Ma’z (Sheep Alley); (unknown): Directed by Ibrahim Al Shawadi. Starring Safia Al Umari, Ayda Riyadh, Abdul Rahman Abu Zahra, Rashwan Tawfiq and Wael Nour.
Bawabat Al Halawani III (Halawani Gate III); (unknown): Directed by Ibrahim Al Sahn. Starring Izzat Al Aleily, Samira Abdul Aziz, Ahmad Rateb, Hassan Mustafa, Ahmad Khalil and Zizi Al Badrawi.
Al Hassan Al Basri (Hassan Al Basri); (unknown): Directed by Ahmad Tawfiq.
Nisr El Sharq II (East Eagle); (unknown): Starring Hilmi Fouad. – Albawaba.com.
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