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Middle East drama Dollar set to launch on Netflix

15-episode series stars Lebanese actor Adel Karam and Algerian-Lebanese actress Amel Bouchoucha

Middle East drama Dollar set to launch on Netflix
The 15-episode series tells the story of Tarek, who is given the task to come up with a million-dollar idea for the launch of a new bank.

Netflix is set to release its newest Arabic original Dollar, a fast-paced action-packed drama that the creators say will have viewers on the edge of their seats as they follow the

Dollar is set in modern-day Lebanon and stars Lebanese actor Adel Karam and Algerian-Lebanese actress Amel Bouchoucha.

The 15-episode series tells the story of Tarek, who is given the task to come up with a million-dollar idea for the launch of a new bank. An idea strikes him, but he will only reveal it to the CEO, making Zeina, the CEO played by Bouchoucha, suspicious.

Dollar, which will be released on August 8, follows the journey of Keina putting the pieces of the mystery together.

Dollar is directed by renowned Syrian director Samer Berkawi, the mastermind behind several regional award-winning hit shows, including Al Hayba and Half Day. The show is produced by Cedars Art Production - Sabbah Brothers, the leading Production Company from the Middle East, and written by Hisham Hilal.

The latest Arab production by Netflix comes just a month after the release of teen soap, Jinn, which is set in modern Amman and ancient Petra and follows a group of Arab teenagers as their friendships and budding romances are tested when they unknowingly invite the supernatural forces of jinn into their world.

The five-part series came under fire almost immediately. State-run media reported how government officials had vowed to censor it for alleged “lewd scenes”. And Jordan’s army website revealed the cyber-crimes unit is attempting to pull it from Jordanian Netflix.