Arab Telemedia unveils ‘Talal Street’ amid country’s centenary preparations

Jordanian broadcast group Arab Telemedia Group (ATG) has unveiled its latest big budget drama, which coincides with the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the country.

Talal Street is described as a “contemporary social series” that is being written by Jordanian writer Mustafa Saleh (The Stranger’s Promise), with producer Talal Al-Awamleh also attached.

The show, which consists of nine 10-episode seasons and is being shot at locations across Jordan, is part of Arab Telemedia’s 2021/22 production strategy that aims to provide more “distinct content” for audiences.

The story is set in the city of Amman in the early 1950’s when the late King Hussein bin Talal assumed his constitutional powers and revolves around the social interactions between residents and merchants.

Arab Telemedia Group’s CEO, Talal Al Awamleh, said the show would “reflect an essential era in the history of Amman and Jordan as a whole”, with the storyline providing “an example of openness to other cultures that reflected the lives of the people living there.”

Arab Telemedia Group was founded in 1983 by the late producer Adnan Al-Awamleh and has been behind shows including The Invasion. Upcoming series range from Al-Hajjaj and The Sons Of Al-Rasheed, to Sultana.

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