Eight characters from different parts of the Middle East are facing a zombie plague in the new series’ eight 26-minute episodes, written by Antoine Waked and directed by young Lebanese director Rami Kodeih.
Targeting a young audience, in a region where two-thirds of the population is under 30, the Arabic-language series is based on a mutating zombie virus which affects different Arab countries in different ways.
“It’s a way of talking about political issues in these countries,” Schouair told Variety, noting that “the Arab world is not used to doing non-Ramadan TV series.”
Abbout plan is to start shooting in Lebanon by next year.
“It’s taken us three years to write the scripts and do the storyboards, but I think we now have a good product,” Schouair said.