It will be the first Emirati series to screen on Netflix
Netflix announced that it picked up Emirati legal drama, Heart of Justice (Qalb Al Adala), for streaming in early 2019. The show is set to launch with subtitles in 20 different languages.
The creative forces behind the legal drama are Oscar nominee Walter Parkes (He Named Me Malala) and Emmy award-winning producer William Finkelstein (LA Law). The show was produced by Image Nation and Beelink Productions, and is believed to be the most expensive Emirati TV series ever produced.
The series set in Abu Dhabi, follows Farah, an ambitious and passionate young lawyer who has just returned home after gaining a law degree in the US. We watch as Farah readapts to life back home, and pressures of running her own firm. She falls for Khalid, a successful and charming prosecutor and faces the challenges of a lawyer-prosecutor romance.
The series is inspired by real cases from the UAE Justice System, which partnered on the production to ensure authenticity. Directed by Ahmed Khaled, Justice stars: Fatima Al Taei, Mansoor Al Feeli, Mohamed Alamiri, Malak Al Khalidi, and Lebanese actress Nicole Saba. The legal drama premiered regionally on OSN in September 2017, and consists of 18 one-hour episodes.
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