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As we embrace the holy month of Ramadan, a time cherished for cultural immersion, the Arabic series “Al-Hashashin” has become the highlight of the season. This historical drama, set against the rich tapestry of the 11th century, delves deep into the mysterious world of the Hashashin.

With an impressive $12 million budget, the series captivates audiences across the Middle East and North Africa region with its compelling narrative, stellar cast, and breathtaking visuals, making it the most anticipated and now the most popular series of Ramadan. It showcases the storytelling prowess of the era, offering viewers a mesmerizing journey through time.

Al-Hashashin, which is available exclusively across the MENA region on Yango Play app, has become a cultural phenomenon, enriching the Ramadan experience with its intricate depiction of ancient drama and beauty from the Arab world. The series is now available with Arabic and English subtitles as well, broadening its appeal to a global audience.

Why Al-Hashashin is a must-watch

• Star-studded cast

The ensemble cast of Al-Hashashin includes some of the industry’s finest. Karim Abdel Aziz’s portrayal of the enigmatic leader of the Hashashin, Hassan Al-Sabbah, has infused the character with depth and gravitas. Alongside him, Nicolas Mouawad steps into the shoes of Omar Khayyam, bringing to life the legendary poet, mathematician, and astronomer with a multifaceted performance. The series also features Fathy Abdel Wahab, Ahmed Eid, and a host of other talented actors, each delivering power-packed performances.

• Romance amidst the chaos

There is something for everyone in Al-Hashashin, as it brings to life stories of love amidst its action-packed sequences. The show highlights two main love stories: one is a strong and trusting relationship between Al-Sabbah and his wife Mirna, showing us how they support and stand by each other no matter what, and the other is about Norhan and Yahya, a couple who start with love but face troubles and uncertainty as their story unfolds. As these stories unravel through the series, they add a rich layer of emotion and depth, showing that even in the middle of chaos, love plays a crucial role.

• Historical richness

Set against the backdrop of the 11th century, Al-Hashashin offers a deep dive into the legacy of the Hashashin and their strategic prowess and mysterious ways. The series is a fascinating exploration of this period, offering insights into the lives, beliefs, and enduring legacy of Al-Sabbah and his followers. This setting, rich in cultural and historical significance, sets the stage for a story that is as educational as it is entertaining.

• The team behind the camera

The creative minds behind Al-Hashashin bring together a wealth of talent and vision. Written by Abdel Rahim Kamal, known for his engaging and thought-provoking narratives, and directed by Peter Mimi, whose unique storytelling style has captured the imagination of audiences far and wide, the series is enthralling audiences. Supported by the successful production company Synergy, Al-Hashashin benefits from high production values, ensuring that every scene is a visual masterpiece.

• Captivating cinematography

As one of the most expensive digital productions in the region, the series sets new standards in storytelling, visual effects, and cinematography. Under the direction of Mimi, Al-Hashashin has been shot in four different countries to bring the 11th-century world to life. The trailer’s viral success hints at the compelling visual narrative, with striking frames and meticulously planned scenes that make the series a spectacle. Plus, the series keeps viewers on the edge of their seats, with an action scene every 10 minutes.

Al-Hashashin is currently streaming exclusively on the AI-powered entertainment super-app Yango Play for viewers across the MENA region and beyond to immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of ancient politics, culture, and intrigue from the comfort of their homes.