US trade publication Variety broke the news on Monday that the Meghan Markle starrer Suits, a series that was taken off the air in 2019 after nine seasons, 134 episodes, a wildly popular run as well as two other adaptations in Korea and Japan, will get its own Arabic remake.
NBC Universal Formats, a division of Universal Studio Group, has teamed up with Cairo-based media production company TVision and OSN, as well as Egypt’s UMS for the remake.
The first two seasons, which began production in January, will comprise of 30 episodes, with a kick off date on OSN and its streaming app Watchit across West Asia just in time for Ramadan season, on April 2nd.
The original Suits told the story of Manhattan’s top corporate law firm, led by the legendary Harvey Specter, played by Gabriel Macht and also starred Rick Hoffman, Katherine Heigl and Sarah Rafferty along with Markle of course. The Arabic version is being co-written by Mohamed Hefzy of Film Clinic and Yasser Abdel Mageed, and is being directed by Myriam Ahmadi.
The Arabic Suits features an all star cast of regional favourites which include Asser Yassin as Harvey; Ahmed Dawood as Mike, Reem Mostafa as Donna, Tara Emad as Rachel, Mohamed Shahin as Louis as well as Mubarak as Jessica.
The Amman-native Mubarak's latest roles have included Amira by Mohamed Diab, and Daughters of Abdul-Rahman by Zaid Abu Hamdan.