MHz Choice to premiere first series from Lebanon ‘Awake’
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- MHz Choice announces its February lineup including the premiere of Awake, the SVOD platform’s first Arabic-language release. The first two episodes of the ten-part Lebanese production, acquired from UK distributor Videoplugger, will debut on February 2, 2021, with two new episodes released weekly.
Created by Nadia Tabbara and directed by Mazen Fayad, Awake (2019, 16X45′) is about a young woman, Dana (Flavia Bechara), who wakes up from a coma after twelve years, unable to speak or interact with others. With the help of her family, including sisters Lama (Stephanie Atallah) and Jinane (Ruba Zaarour), she slowly comes to grips with what happened to her, and how social media has taken over the world. She realizes that she has woken up to a new world and a new, vibrant Beirut where everyone she’s loved is different, and family secrets and lies begin to reveal themselves.
“Awake is a great opportunity for MHz Choice to showcase the best of TV content emerging from Lebanon,” says Lance Schwulst, MHz Networks’ VP of Content Strategy. “It’s excellent storytelling that’s set in one of the world’s greatest cities. It’s a perfect mix for our audience.”
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MHz Networks offers viewers access to a library of the best television mysteries, dramas, comedies and documentaries subtitled in English through its subscription streaming service, MHz Choice. Select MHz Networks content is also available on DVD and on its free ad-supported service MHz Now available on Samsung TV Plus.
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