RIYADH: Fantasy thriller “The Devil’s Promise,” the latest TV series from MBC Studios, will be available to stream on Shahid VIP from Friday, Sept. 16.
Titled “Waad Iblis” in Arabic, the Shahid Original is described as one of the biggest Arabic-language productions this year and brings together some of the biggest names in the industry on both sides of the camera.
The diverse cast includes Paula Patton, Nelly Karim, Amr Youssef, Aicha Ben Ahmed, Fathy Abdel Wahab, Yaqoub Alfarhan and Ahmed Magdy.
It was written by veteran British TV screenwriter Tony Jordan (“EastEnders,” “Life on Mars,” Hustle”) and directed by Emmy Award-winning and BAFTA-nominated British filmmaker Colin Teague (“Doctor Who,” “Being Human”). The pair worked together last year on the Saudi thriller series “Rashash.”
The stunts were choreographed by Kaloyan Vodenicharov who worked on films such as “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation,” “No Time to Die,” “World War Z” and “Troy.”
The series tells the story of Ibrahim (Youssef), whose beloved wife Zeina (Ben Ahmed) is diagnosed with a rare, incurable brain tumor on the same day he wins a big contract to redevelop a slum neighborhood in Cairo. Refusing to accept that there is nothing that can be done he tries everything he can to save her, eventually promising his soul to Iblis, the devil, upon death.
After the deal is made, his soul begins to decay and as he searches for a way to save himself he encounters a professor, Jennifer Campbell (Patton), whose husband, an expert on demonic possession, recently died under mysterious circumstances.