DUBAI: Seems like we’ll be seeing Lebanese star Cyrine Abdel Nour back on the small screen pretty soon. The “Alhayba Alhasad” actress, who recently gave birth to a baby boy named Cristiano, will be joining the star-studded cast of “ElDiva,” a new drama series in which Abdel Nour will play the lead role.
The hotly-anticipated series is the first-ever original production of MBC Group’s Video On Demand (VOD) platform, Shahid Originals, and it is making its debut on Nov. 27.
The multi-faceted Lebanese beauty will star alongside Saudi Arabian actor Yacob Alfarhan and the Egyptian singer and actress, Bosy.
Abdel Nour has previously starred in MBC dramas such as 2012’s “Ruby” and Ramadan series “Alhayba Alhasad,” which was released in May this year.
Directed by Randa Alam, the original drama series is said to be inspired by real-life events and fiction.
Alex Meouchy, MBC’s senior regional manager of content revealed in a press release: “We have produced a large number of Arabic adaptations of global, top-rated talent-spotting TV shows. During work on these productions, the entire team encounter numerous situations that would be absolutely fascinating to watch as a fictional drama.
“Viewers always want to know what happens when the cameras are turned off, and so this is how the idea of ‘ElDiva’ came about,” he explained.
The brainchild of a multi-national crew, the Randa Alam-directed show was written by Lebanese and Egyptian scriptwriters.