Netflix's Lebanon-based Original series Dollar to debut this August
Netflix’s latest Arabic original is set in modern day Lebanon and stars Lebanese film veterans Adel Karam and the Charming Algerian/Lebanese Amal Bouchoucha. The show titled Dollar, will hit screens on August 8.
The plot follows advertising mastermind, Tarek (Adel Karam), who is tasked with coming up with a million dollar idea for the launch of a new bank. He'll only share his idea with the CEO. However the bank’s CFO, Zeina (Amal Bouchoucha) senses something afoot.
Dollar is directed by renowned Syrian director, Samer Berkawi, the mastermind behind several regional award-winning hit shows including Al Hayba and Half Day. The show is produced by “Cedars Art Production - Sabbah Brothers”, the production company from the Middle East, and written by Hisham Hilal.
This is the latest Middle Eastern drama to join Netflix's diverse and growing slate of Arabic productions. The new show will have 15 episodes which aims to capture the attention of a newer and younger generation of audiences in the Middle East.
Talking about his second collaboration with Netflix, the director Samer Berkawi said: “I’m truly excited to be working with Netflix on our new series Dollar and am confident that the show will appeal to Netflix’s audiences worldwide. This project is an exciting one, bringing together themes of suspense and drama that showcase Amal Bouchoucha’s onscreen talents, as well as Adel Karam’s versatility beyond the comedy that he is known and loved for.”
Dollar will be streaming on Netflix from August 8, subtitled in 20 languages to 148 million members in over 190 countries.