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· The latest OSN Originals sees two celebrity duets competing and rushing against the clock to break-out of an escape room
· A-listers include Mohamad Assaf, Joelle Mardinian, Shatha Hassoun, Wissam Breidy, Khaled Mansour, Lojain Omaran, Mahira Abdel Aziz, Leila Bin Khalifa, Zoya Sakr, and many more
OSN keeps the mystery alive as some of the region’s biggest stars descend on – and break-out from – ‘Al Shifra’, the celebrity Escape Room challenge, on the OSN Streaming App on September 5th. Get ready to stay on the edge of your seat as your star-team decipher clues and solve mysteries, and collaborate and build alliances, racing to make it out of the room before the time is up.
In six star-studded episodes, the 24 stars will be assigned the escape challenge in pairs, and will face unique challenges and puzzles to test their mettle, planning, and creativity. Participants include Palestinian super star Mohamad Assaf; Lebanese beauty empress and TV presenter Joelle Mardinian; Iraqi singer Shatha Hassoun, Lebanese TV host Wissam Breidy; Tunisian top model and actress Rym Saidi, Lebanese model, actor and TV presenter Wissam Hanna; Emirati anchor and actress Mahira Abdel Aziz; Emirati Actor, Producer and TV presenter Saoud AlKaabi, Lebanese model and media personality Zoya Sakr; Tunisian actress Leila Bin Khalifa and other A-list guests such as Lojain Omran, Yacoub Shaheen, Dalida Khalil, Khaled Mansour, Nada AlShaibani, Ayman Kaissouni, Nesrine Zreik, Aline Watfa, Haifa Bseisso, Hala Abdallah, Maram Zbaeda, Mayssa Moghrabi, Amina Moghrabi, and Ghaida Sulaiman Alsaeedi.
“Al Shifra is a fantastically clever, engaging show that spreads excitement among viewers and fans as they watch and cheer their favourite celebrities in action”, said Darine ElKhatib, Senior Vice President -Arabic Services & Original Production at OSN. “In just one year, the response to OSN Originals – a major milestone for us –has been phenomenal and inspiring. This unscripted game series perfectly fits what we are aiming to achieve through our originals. Al Shifra is testament to our commitment to double OSN’s investment in original content this year, and joins the hugely popular A’adet Regala and Yalla Neta’asha (Come Dine With Me) under the umbrella of unscripted Arabic content.”
With a focus on quick responses, creativity, and agility, and surrounded by richly-designed sets, each episode is placed in a unique setting, which adds to the story and the challenge itself. Challengers set-out to escape from a hospital, a haunted house, a grim zoo, or a disaster-stricken resort. These settings, and an all-new participant list, make each episode a unique experience.
Presenting Al Shifra are Dubai-based influencer Sherif Al Fayed and TV and radio host Mohamed Kais, who are also joined by Nancy Eskander.And your favourite stars will not always be on the right side of the law. Which of the star-duets do you think are best equipped to be successful bandits?
“Audience will get a chance to get closer with the stars we know and love and we may come away with a greater understanding and appreciation of their real selves and their art. We are honoured to feature such
an enviable galaxy of stars in one title, and we have not compromised on the ideation, sets, and production value, which are all worthy of this celebrity cohort”, ElKhatib added.
On 5th of September, Al Shifra will be available on the OSN Streaming App and will air on 5th of September at 19:45 KSA on OSN Ya Hala Al Oula and OSN Ya Hala at 20:35 KSA
OSN Originals is also set to reveal the details of another brand-new comedy production, No Activity, coming soon to viewers’ screens across the region.