The Jinn is one of the most well-known fantasty trope in the world. In the western world, the Jinn is anglicised as Genie. Perhaps, the most well-known Jinn is the Robin William’s voiced Genie from Aladdin.
Now, Netflix plans to change all that with the first Arabic web series, that will be a teen supernatural thriller that’ll debut sometime in 2019. The show will have Middle Eastern talent and will be shot in Jordan. No reports on the cast, but the director for this is Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya of Very Big Shot and the screenwriter for this is Bassel Ghandour, who was earlier nominated for an Oscar for his work in Theeb. Elan and Rajeev Dasani will executive produce the ten-part series.
According to a press release, Jinn is a contemporary teenage drama that focuses on young Arab characters, whose life is disrupted when a Jinn appears in the ancient city of Petra, in the form of a young boy, no less.
Coming to the Indian entertainment scene, several content producers have dabbled in supernatural content, some of the most popular being Aladin, Alif Laila, Hatim Tai and others like Jeannie aur Juju, the latter was the Indianized version of I Dream of Jeannie – the female form of a Jinn.