Collateral stars Saudi actress Ahd Kamel, and it looks amazing.

We love a new ladies night or a Hollywood-favourite club around here, but you also can’t stop us when it comes to spending an entire weekend curled up in front of Netflix.

And the latest show to catch our eyes happens to have pretty incredible Saudi woman in a major role.

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Collateral was made in collaboration with the UK’s BBC2, and it’s got some major names attached. As well as local favourite Ahd Kamel, it stars Carey Mulligan and John Simm, working from a script by award-winning playwright Sir David Hare.

A political drama by way of a police procedural, the four-part mini series follows the aftermath of the killing of a pizza delivery man. Kamel plays his sister, and the early reviews are very positive.

 

Here’s a look at the trailer:

The Guardian calls it a “lucid meditation on contemporary Britain… [which] quickly stretches out its narrative fingers to poke about in the institutions we once could at least pretend to be able to rely on”

So not exactly cheery viewing, then, but it does look very compelling.

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Kamel, who’s based in London, is best known for her role in Saudi Arabia’s first feature film, Wadjda. That 2013 film was nominated for a BAFTA for best foreign language film.

Here, Kamel played the teacher of a young Saudi girl who enters a Koran recitation contest in hopes of paying for a bike.

Collateral will be available on Netflix on March 9.

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