The deal will see the production of more Saudi-focused shows and films.
Netflix has just announced that it has struck a 5-year partnership deal with Saudi-based animation studio Myrkott. The partnership will see the increased production of more Saudi-focused content that will of course be streamed on Netflix.
Part of the partnership includes Mykott properties like Masameer that include TV shows and movies along with a new licensed original adult animation series plus a licensed original feature film. The previous season of Masameet will also be made available on Netflix with special edits exclusive to the streaming service.
“Myrkott is at the forefront of creative storytelling and animation in the region. We are continually investing in authentic stories from Saudi Arabia to share their stories across the Arab world and globally. We want to give our members access to great stories that can travel far and wide,” said Nuha El Tayeb, Director, Content Acquisitions, MENAT at Netflix.
Abdulaziz Almuzaini Myrkott CEO and Co-founder, added, “We at Myrkott think about this partnership beyond the production aspects, by working with Netflix we inspire Saudi and Arab talents to dream big and support an ecosystem that recognizes equal opportunity, talent, and creativity, these are the values that fueled Myrkott in its pursuit of excellence throughout the years.”
Myrkott’s first feature film, Masameer The Movie, just became the first successful Saudi box office film.