Jinn (TV series)

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Directed byMir-Jean Bou Chaaya
  • Salma Malhas
  • Hamzeh Okab
  • Sultan Alkhail
  • Aysha Shahaltough
  • Yaser Al Hadi
  • Ban Halaweh
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)Arabic
Executive producer(s)
  • Elan Dassani
  • Rajeev Dassani
Production location(s)Amman, Jordan
Production company(s)Kabreet Productions
Original networkNetflix
Original release2019 (2019)

Jinn is an upcoming supernatural drama web television series that is set to premiere on Netflix in 2019. The six episode series is set to be written and executive produced by Elan and Rajeev Dassani and directed by Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya.


Jinn will feature a group of young Arab characters and follow "a group of teenagers, whose lives are disrupted when a spiritual figure appears in front of them in the ancient city of Petra. They must try and stop Jinn from destroying the world."[1]

Cast and characters[edit]

  • Salma Malhas as Mira
  • Hamzeh Okab as Keras
  • Sultan Alkhail as Yassin
  • Aysha Shahaltough as Vera
  • Yaser Al Hadi as Fahed
  • Ban Halaweh as Layla



On January 26, 2018, it was announced that Netflix had given a series order to Jinn, a new television series, directed by Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya, and executive produced by Elan Dassani and Rajeev Dassani. The series order was reportedly for a first season of six episodes.[1][2][3][4]

On August 13, 2018, it was announced that in addition to serving as director, Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya would also act as an executive producer. Additionally, it was further reported that writers would include Elan and Rajeev Dassani and Amin Matalqa. Elan was expected to serve as head writer while Matalga was slated to direct the final three episodes. Production companies involved with the series set to consist of Kabreet Productions.[5][6][7]


Alongside the start of production announcement, it was confirmed that the series would star Salma Malhas, Hamzeh Okab, Sultan Alkhail, Aysha Shahaltough, Yaser Al Hadi, and Ban Halaweh.[5][6][7]


Principal photography began on August 13, 2018 in Amman, Jordan. The shoot was scheduled to last over the course of ten weeks with filming locations including Petra, Wadi Rum as well as a dozen locations in Amman.[5][6][7][8]


  1. ^ a b White, Peter (February 26, 2018). "Netflix Orders 'Jinn', Debut Middle Eastern Original Series To Launch In 2019". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  2. ^ Gemmill, Allie (February 26, 2018). "Netflix's First Arabic-Language Original Series Sounds So Good". Teen Vogue. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  3. ^ Rego, Nick (February 26, 2018). "Netflix announces "Jinn" as first Arabic original series from the Middle East". TechRadar. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  4. ^ Foster, Elizabeth (February 26, 2018). "Netflix marks first Arabic original series with YA drama". Kidscreen. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c Wiseman, Andreas (August 13, 2018). "Netflix Sets First Arabic Original Series: Supernatural Teen Soap 'Jinn'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  6. ^ a b c Frater, Patrick (August 13, 2018). "Netflix Sets 'Jinn' as First Arabic Original Series". Variety. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  7. ^ a b c Ritman, Alex (August 13, 2018). "Netflix's First Arabic Series 'Jinn' Begins Shoot in Jordan, Unveils Cast". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  8. ^ Newbould, Chris (August 13, 2018). "Netflix debuts Arabic original Jinn begins shooting in Jordan". The National. Retrieved August 16, 2018.

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