Pioneering a new phase in global storytelling, Netflix has announced its first-ever Pakistani original series. This series isn’t just any production, but a riveting adaptation of “Jo Bachay Hain Sang Samait Lo“, the widely acclaimed Urdu novel penned by best-selling author Farhat Ishtiaq back in 2013.
Star-Studded Cast Revealed
Joining the series are renowned Pakistani actors Fawad Khan, Mahira Khan, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Hania Aamir, Ahad Raza Mir, Sanam Saeed, Bilal Ashraf, Iqra Aziz, and Maya Ali.
The ensemble cast is further bolstered through the inclusion of Samina Ahmed, Khushaal Khan, Nadia Jamil, and Omair Rana, notable for their significant roles in respective highly-rated Pakistani films and dramas.
From the looks of it, Jo Bachay Hain Sang Samait Lo is destined for greatness. Besides the novelty of Pakistan’s first Netflix original series, the upcoming release also has a stellar cast and will cover exotic locations across the globe.
The narrative orbits around two central characters — Sikandar, a Harvard Law student whose life transforms following an extraordinary incident, and Liza, a bubbly yet haunted artist with a troubled past. Their paths intersect in Italy, thereby unfolding a captivating tale that is sure to capture hearts and minds.
It is to be seen how the story rolls out and what unique global flavors Netflix adds to one of Farhat Ishtiaq’s best works.
Speculation Put to Rest: An Anticipated Reveal
For years, ardent fans and industry insiders have been speculating about the possibility of a Netflix original series from Pakistan. Rumors regarding the cast and crew have swirled relentlessly, sparking excitement amongst the Pakistani entertainment industry and its supporters worldwide.
This much-awaited confirmation has thrilled fans who have been following the rumors around the adaptation of Farhat Ishtiaq’s novel. It reinforces the immense potential and unique voices Pakistan presents in the entertainment arena.
Overseeing the project’s production is Dubai-based Momina Duraid Films FZ – LLC, with seasoned producer Momina Duraid leading as showrunner. The commission for this Netflix original comes from the company’s Middle East and North Africa team.
Location and Release Details
The series is currently being shot across various picturesque locations in Italy, the U.K., and Pakistan. Despite the buzz around the project, there is yet to be an official announcement regarding the streaming date.
A Milestone Achievement for Farhat Ishtiaq
With Netflix’s adaptation of her critically acclaimed novel, “Jo Bachay Hain Sang Samait Lo,” Farhat Ishtiaq once again proves her storytelling powers in the realms of television and digital media.
Ishtiaq’s literary works have previously featured on-screen. Notable adaptations include “Humsafar,” “Mere Humdum Mere Dost,” “Matae Jaan Hai Tu,” “Diyar-e-Dil,” “Bin Roye,” and “Yaqeen Ka Safar”.
As this Netflix original slowly takes shape with a star-studded cast, a gripping storyline, and diverse shooting locations, fans around the globe eagerly anticipate its arrival on the streaming giant’s roster.