The Office, which has managed to become one of the cult series in the history of sitcom, returns to the screens with a new adaptation. The BBC and Dubai-based MBC Studios, which collaborated for the Saudi Arabian version of ‘The Office’, announced that the series has entered the production phase. The first poster of the series was also shared.
Saudi version of The Office “Al Mektep” is under construction
The Office, which first started with Ricky Gervais in 2001, continued with Steve Carell in 2005. The Office, published until 2013 “Al Maktab” (El Mektep) It was re-shot in Saudi Arabia with the adaptation.
first season 20 episodes Al Maktab will be directed by Egyptian filmmaker Hisham Fathi and cinematographer Alessandro Martella. While the details of the series are not yet known, it will cover stories set in a courier service company.
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In the lead role of Al Maktab Malik Al-Tuwaifi Saleh Abuamrh will be in the role. Other names in the roster include players of Saudi origin such as Fahad Albutairi, Nawaf Alshobaili, Saad Aziz and Adhwa Fahad.
Filming to be conducted in partnership with MBC Studios and BBC in June scheduled to start. Broadcasting on MBC’s TV channels and also Shahid VIP It is expected to be released on the internet platform.
While the Saudi Arabian adaptation is noteworthy, it’s not the first time The Office has been filmed in a different country. The Office adaptation was previously filmed in 11 different countries, including the US, Canada, Chile, France, and India. In Turkey However, it should be noted that such a project does not exist yet.
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