Viu has announced details of its latest Saudi Original Doon , the first crime-action thriller show in the Kingdom. Saudi social celebrity, Bader Saleh, makes his debut in Saudi drama with the new Viu Original playing the role of Adham, a loyal childhood friend and accomplice of the protagonist Ahmed played by young Saudi actor Azzam Al Namry.
The first episode of Doon was unveiled at an exclusive event in Jeddah, attended by prominent members, performers and creators from the industry.
Doon tells the story of a poor young man who resorts to crime to save his half-brother who faces the death penalty after being framed for murder. Taking justice into his own hands, he works with a talented team to prove his brother’s innocence and bring the truth to light.
Viu partnered with Millimeter Productions and Qubba Media for the series while also enlisting the help of script doctors to create engaging content for its target audience. Both companies along with the Viu team embarked on a six-month journey to work seamlessly in producing a format unique from other traditional Arabic shows resulting in ten 35-minute episodes packed with action, suspense, drama as well as comical instances.
The latest Original by Viu, will see a fresh young cast comprising Azzam Al Namry in the lead and Naif Al-Thofairy who plays his half-brother. Bader Saleh, rap singer Ahmed Sadam AKA Al Young, actors Sara Al-Yafei, and Moayed Al-Thagafi, make up the dream team of friends and accomplices while Faisal Al-Dukhi plays the role of the antagonist.
Speaking about Doon, actor Azzam Al Namry said: “It is very exciting to be a part of a project that is packed with suspense, conspiracy, and drama. Video on demand has opened up new opportunities for the abundant youth talent in the region. It is a privilege to have worked with the team at Viu, the cast and crew, to bring this fascinating character to the screen.”
“We are extremely excited to introduce our audiences to yet another Saudi Original, Doon. With every Original in the Kingdom, we are trying to break the norm of traditional Saudi TV shows by commissioning shows that resonate with the younger Arab audience. We know there is high demand for Arabic out-of-the-box Originals that reflect the everyday lives of Arab society. The unique script of this show falls into our overall global strategy of producing distinctive Originals in every region we operate in as well as providing opportunities for local talent to thrive,” said Wesam Kattan, Vice President Content & Brand Marketing , Vuclip MENA.