Paranormal, Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb most watched Netflix shows in Egypt

Ahram Online , Monday 9 Nov 2020

Paranormal is the number one most watched show on Netflix in Egypt and Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb is in second place in 'movies' category

Paranormal, Saqqara

The Egyptian show 'Paranormal' and the documentary 'Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb,' both of which were recently released on Netflix, are currently the top watched programs on the streaming service in Egypt.

Paranormal is the number one most watched show on Netflix in 'shows' category in Egypt and Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb is in second place in 'movies' category.

Released on 5 November on Netflix, Paranormal follows the adventures of the 80s-90s Arab youth readers' favorite hero Dr. Refaat Ismail portrayed by a popular comedian Ahmed Amin. The show is based on the best selling thriller novel series by Dr. Ahmed Khalid Tawfik, 

Directed by Amr Salama and Majid Al-Ansari, with Salama also writing the screenplay, the series stars Ahmed Amin, Reem Abd El Kader and, Samma Ibrahim.


Focusing on one-of-a-kind tomb of the archaeological Egyptian site of Saqqara, the 113-minute documentary 'Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb' was released on Netflix on 28 October.

The film shows a team of local archaeologists excavating unexplored passageways, shafts, and tombs, piecing together the secrets of Egypt’s most significant find in almost 50 years, with a focus on the decoding of the tomb of an Old Kingdom priest Wahtye, unopened for 4500 years, and the excavation of five shafts as well to uncover an astonishing ancient mystery.

Produced by Lion Television and At Land Productions as well as Executive producers Richard Bradley and Caterina Turroni, 'Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb' was filmed in Saqqara near Cairo, and less than a mile away from the site of the Step Pyramid, one of the oldest and most iconic stone structures on earth.


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