Netflix inks deal with Saudi Studio Myrkott

5-year long exclusive partnership to produce Saudi-focused shows and films

  
Small toy figures are seen in front of diplayed Netflix logo in this illustration taken March 19, 2020.

Small toy figures are seen in front of diplayed Netflix logo in this illustration taken March 19, 2020.

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Netflix, the world’s leading entertainment service, and Saudi Arabian animation studio Myrkott, have struck a 5-year long exclusive partnership to produce Saudi-focused shows and films and most notably, a 5-year first look option on Myrkott’s upcoming projects.
 
The partnership entails production of new and exclusive seasons of the Masameer series, Masameer upcoming movies, a new licensed original adult animation series, and a licensed original feature film, in addition to a library compilation of all previous seasons of the Masameer series with special edits exclusive for Netflix.
 
“Myrkott is at the forefront of creative storytelling and animation in the region. We are continually investing in authentic stories from Saudi Arabia to share their stories across the Arab world and globally. We want to give our members access to great stories that can travel far and wide,” said Nuha El Tayeb, Director, Content Acquisitions, Menat at Netflix.
 
Abdulaziz Almuzaini Myrkott CEO and Co-founder, added: “We at Myrkott think about this partnership beyond the production aspects, by working with Netflix we inspire Saudi and Arab talents to dream big and support an ecosystem that recognizes equal opportunity, talent and creativity, these are the values that fuelled Myrkott in its pursuit of excellence throughout the years.” -- Tradearabia News Service

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