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Hend Sarbi says 2nd season for Netflix’s ‘Finding Ola’

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DUBAI: Tunisian-Egyptian actress Hend Sabri announced on Instagram that she is working with US streaming giant Netflix to release a second season to her hit show “Finding Ola.” 

Season One of the Netflix original Arabic series, which dropped in February, was a continuation of the star’s 2010 comedy series “Ayza Atgawez” (“I Want to Get Married”). 

It rocketed to the top spot-on Netflix in nearly every Middle Eastern country since its debut. 

In the recently released show, which marks Sabri’s first major work as a producer, the character embarks on a journey of self-discovery while dealing with the challenges of raising two children after divorce. 

In the 30-second video she shared with her 3.3 million followers, Sabri said: “Of course, we will continue. Ola’s story is not over yet. Didn’t she teach us that the end of one story is a beginning of a new story? So, for Ola to take her second chance, there has to be a Season Two for ‘Finding Ola.”  

The release date is yet to be announced. 

Early this month. Netflix has announced that iconic Tunisian actress Hend Sabry is getting her own series, described as a heart-warming dramedy, in which she will serve as both the star and executive producer through her company, Salam Production.  

“I am excited to work on a female-focused show with Netflix,” Hend Sabry said. “I am also thrilled about my first experience as an executive producer and how, with Netflix, we can create content that features stories from the Arab world, to be seen by the world.” 

With a 25-year-long career and as many awards to her name, Sabry has proved herself a force of Arab cinema. From Egyptian blockbusters to Tunisian gems, Sabry has played outstanding and empowering female roles to regional and international acclaim. Most recently, she became the first Arab woman to win the prestigious Starlight Cinema Award at this year’s edition of the Venice International Film Festival, where she was also the first Arab woman to serve as a juror.

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