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MBC splashes into ‘Red Sea’

Youth-skewed skein marks 'turning point' in Arab TV

Pan-Arab news and entertainment channel MBC has started shooting beachside skein “Red Sea” in the Egyptian resorts of El-Gouna and Herghada.

Youth-skewed “Red Sea” takes place in a coffee shop owned by three young women and three young men who have left Cairo to start a new life.

The series marks a turning point in Middle East TV series, according to Mohamed Tharwat, who is producing “Red Sea” through his Filmmaker shingle.

He says “dialogue, storyline and action will be Arab” in flavor, racy by the standards of the region but tame to Western auds.

MBC plans to produce 40 episodes yearly for the next three years.