Abla Fahita, an Egyptian puppet character renowned for her sarcastic wit, posted on her official Instagram account on Tuesday the first teaser for her upcoming Netflix series “Drama Queen”, slated to release in the first half of 2021.
“Drama Queen Teaser: The Heroine Widow,” Abla Fahita wrote on Instagram with the video. Fahita is starring the series.
The show’s producer has also revealed a photo from behind the scenes of filming the new series for Fahita, who will be joined by Bassem Samra, the Donia Maher, and Osama Abdullah.
“Drama Queen” is a six-episode series revolving around the adventures of Abla Fahita.
This time, Fahita finds herself an outlaw and is forced to separate from her two children, Karo and Boody. With everything at stake, the fun-sized starlet will not hesitate to do what it takes to reunite with her family.
The series, Fahita’s first ever drama, shows the puppet’s more “human side” in an action-packed comedy adventure.
The show is being produced by OKWRD Productions in cooperation with ASAP Productions and executive producer Amin al-Masry.
The series is directed by Khaled Marei and written by Fahita, with the help of Mohamed al-Gamal, George Azmy, Sarah Murad, and Mahmoud Ezzat.
The Fahita puppet character made her debut on Youtube, where she introduced her puppet “family” in a series of comedic videos that went viral on social media at the time.
Later in 2014, Fahita solidified her media career after launching a TV Show on CBC Channel called “Abla Fahita live from the Duplex.” The show followed on Fahita as she interviewed various celebrities, including Hany Shaker, Mahmoud al-Eissely, Fifi Abdou, Hala Sarhan, Dhafer L’Abidine, Hamada Hellal, and Rania Youssef, among others.
The show was known for its dark humor and biting sarcasm, with Fahita commenting on various topics in Egypt – occasionally getting the puppet into hot water.
Fahita is also known for collaborating with prominent Egypt composer Hassann al-Shfei, who appeared with her in a video clip that went viral, garnering more than 21 million views on YouTube.
The puppet’s debut on Netflix will be the second Egyptian series to be broadcasted on the streaming giant, following Mohamed Hefzy and Amr Salama’s “Paranormal”.