Ramadan isn’t quite complete without a tight schedule of which shows we’re going to watch and which we’re going to diss. With tons of shows airing every year, we have handpicked the most promising ones to break your fast to as you indulge in dates or a platter of stuffed grape leaves, we’re not judging!
Ahmed Mekky will be back this year with the sixth season of his legendary TV series, El Kebeer (The Mighty). However, Donia Samir Ghanem isn’t going to be playing the character, Hedya. There have been rumors that Rahma Ahmed was going to play the character, then Asmaa Abulyazeid was reported to replace Donia. Until now, nothing has been confirmed. Just trust the process and wait to sing along to the intro song. If you say you don’t know the lyrics, you must be lying.
Season 3 of the political TV show, El Ekhtyar (The Choice) will be back this year: starring Karim Abdel Aziz, Ahmed Ezz, and Ahmed El Sakka. Peter Mimi is set to direct for the second consecutive year along with the writer, Hany Sarhan, again. The surprise of this season, though, is that Yasser Galal will be playing the President, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi!
Hagma Mortadah, (Counterattack) is coming back for season two. Unlike last year, when Ahmed Ezz led the show, this year Amir Karara will be taking over. Eyad Nassar will also make an appearance along with Tarek Lotfy. The first season’s production company was Synergy, but this year it’s Media Hub that’s doing all the heavy lifting! There are high hopes for this one.
The name of the TV show is essentially the name of an Arabic grammar rule. It is written by Mariam Naoum, who is very famous for discussing social and cultural issues in her works. Mona Zaki is the star of the show, and her co-stars include but are not limited to, Ahmed Rizk and Eyad Nassar. Teaming up with Naoum is the director Karim El Shenawy. They have previously worked together on Amina Khalil’s Khali Balak Men Zizi (Watch Out for Ziz/Take Care of Ziz).
Faten Amal Harby
Faten Amal Harby, is actually the name of a woman. Nelly Karim leads the show, along with Wafaa Amer and Ahmed Hatem. The show is written by renowned journalist and screenwriter, Ibrahim Eissa, making it his television writing debut. Directed by Mohamed El-Adl, the shooting of the female-led show has started!
The show, El Meshwar (The Journey), stars Mohamed Ramadan and Dina El Sherbiny. It is set to co-star, Amr Abdel Gelil, Bayoumi Gouad and Ahmed Magdy. This intriguing show is written by Mohamed Farid and directed by Mohamed Yassin.
Ahlam Saeeda (Sweet Dreams), stars the legend, Youssra. Co-stars include Ghada Adel and Mai Kassab. It’s the director Hala Khalil’s first writing experience. She expressed her excitement, especially because her first project as a screenwriter stars Youssra. The cherry on top is that the show is being directed by Amr Arafa.
Dayman Amer (Always Blessed) stars Mostafa Shaban, Lebleba, Myrna Nour El-Din, and Ahmed El Shamy. Magdy El Hawary directs this one and the screenwriters are Michael Adel and Ayman Selim. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen Mostafa Shaban on TV!
Menna Shalaby is coming back this year with Etegah Egbary (Mandatory Direction). Working by her side would be the diva, Elham Shahin and our beloved, Ahmed Dawood. The show is written by Mohamed Hesham Obayya and directed by Kamla Abu Zekri. The weight of the names is ought to get you excited.
Hani Salama is back this year with Malaf Sery (Secret File). Working with Salama is Mirhan Hussein, Aïcha Ben Ahmed and the hilarious, Edward. Written by Mahmoud Hagag, the show is being directed by Hassan El Balassi. It’s unknown whether this series would be limited to 15 episodes like Salama’s last year project or not.
Ahmed Helmy is making a comeback to TV with this one. He’s going to play the Nobel prize winner, Naguib Mahfouz. There haven’t been any announcements on who else would be in the show. What’s known is that the screenwriter, Abdel Rahim Kamal is writing it. Even though we know the series will be less than 30 episodes, Helmiy is worth the wait.
The series Maktoob Alaya (Destined): stars Akram Hosny, Ayten Amer, Reem Mostafa, and Amr Abdel Gelil. It’s been two years since Akram Hosny cracked us up on TV, so we’re definitely excited. The show is written by Ihab Blibl, and directed by Khaled El-Halafawy. Talk about a fabulous comedic team!
Suits Bel Araby
The show is basically a remake of the American TV show, Suits. So far, it’s called (Suits in Arabic), starring Asser Yassin and Ahmed Dawood. No one knows yet who’s playing Harvey, and who’s playing Mike. Their co-stars include Reem Mostafa and Tara Emad! The series is directed by Myriam Ahmadi, produced by Tarek El Ganainy, and written by the workshop of Mohamed Amin Radi.
In a long star-studded list of TV shows for Ramadan 2022, which one are you most thrilled to watch?