Tunisian-Egyptian actress Hend Sabry is set to star in Netflix series Al Bahth Aan Ola (which translates as Finding Ola), which sees her return to the character she played in hit 2010 comedy series Ayza Atgawez (I Want to Get Married).
In the original series she played Ola, a young pharmacist from a middle-class family whose hope was to get married by the time she reached 30. The spin-off will focus on the main character’s journey through life juggling between her professional life and coming-of-age challenges.
Sabry announced the news on Instagram to her 2.9 million followers. “I am excited because I will meet Ola Abdel Sabour again after 10 years,” she said in a video shot on set. “Do you remember her? You do for sure. You ask me a lot about her. I am trying to look for her in a new world. We will discover what she did after 10 years.”
“Just like you all changed after 10 years, she also changed. But, some things never change,” she said, adding that veteran Egyptian actress Susan Badr, who played Ola’s mother, will also be part of the show’s new season.
The new series, to be directed by Hady El Bagory, will also star Egyptian actors Mahmoud Ellithy and Nada Moussa.
Hend Sabry was recently named Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government and in 2019 became the first Arab woman to serve as a jury member at the Venice Film Festival. She is also due to serve as a jury member at the upcoming Red Sea International Film Festival. She started acting in 1994 in Tunisia and moved to Egypt, where she got married and currently lives.