Image Nation Abu Dhabi, Billy Finkelstein collaborate on Arabic TV series


Rebecca Hawkes

| 21 September 2015

Image Nation Abu Dhabi will later this year begin filming a new Arabic language TV drama by Emmy award-winning American screenwriter and producer Billy Finkelstein.

Co-produced by the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, the as yet untitled show will centre on the professional and personal life of a young Emirati lawyer and her father, one of the region's top attorneys. Finkelstein known for his work on US hit shows NYPD Blue and LA Law has collaborated with the Judicial Department on storylines to ensure authenticity.

"[With this series we are] combining the best of international expertise and local talent to reach new heights. We are creating compelling entertainment at a Hollywood standard, while reflecting the experiences and locations of the Middle East," said Mohammad Al Mubarak, chairman, Image Nation Abu Dhabi.

"[The Abu Dhabi Judicial Department] has helped to give the series a remarkable edge, providing access to a host of cases that will surprise and delight audiences in the same gripping way that most successful international series do. The remarkable range of stories helps us grab the attention and interest of audiences across the region and around the world."