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Paranormal season two is looking like a possibility after the supernatural series made its debut on Netflix on November 5. The series is a first for the streaming platform as it turns to the Middle East for new exciting shows for its 2020/2021 schedule. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know about a potential season two, including the release date, cast and more.
Will there be another series of Paranormal on Netflix?
News of Paranormal first came to light in the summer of 2020 and the series is based on the books by Egyptian writer Ahmed Khaled Tawfik.
The story follows a cynical doctor Refaat Ismail (played by Ahmed Amin) who becomes the go-to man for all things out of the ordinary.
His understanding of the world is thrown into question when he starts experiencing paranormal activity.
Netflix has been keen to feature more Arab content so there is every hope this series will be renewed for a second season.
Sadly as the first season has only just aired, it is too early to say whether a second instalment will be given the green light, as the decision will be based on viewing figures.
When will Paranormal season 2 be released?
If fans are lucky enough to get a season two of Paranormal, they will most likely have to wait until 2022 for new episodes.
With the coronavirus pandemic bringing production to a halt for many series, there is no knowing when the creators will be able to start filming for season two.
Netflix will also take some time to decide whether a second season is worth the investment, as the streaming platform analyses viewership figures at the end of each quarter.
Amr Salama, co-producer for the series, was certainly hoping it would do well, telling Reuters: “This is one of my life’s projects. I loved (the novels) since I was a kid … We’ve been trying to get (a series) out since 2006, so finally it has been shown to the audience.”
Egypt is well known for producing some of the most successful Arabic films and series, so there are high hopes for the new series.
Who will be in the cast of Paranormal season 2?
If the series is renewed for a second season it is hoped Amin will return in some form or another as the show’s protagonist.
The actor said this was a unique opportunity as it would be available to fans all over the world, expanding the viewership.
He could be joined by his on-screen university colleague Maggie Mckillop (Razane Jammal) and Reem Abd El Kader as Shiraz.
Howaida (Ayah Samaha) and Raeefa (Samaa Ibrahem) may also return for another season as they help the doctor unravel truths about the paranormal world.
Actor Amin is also known to be a writer and comedian and he became one of the most viral Egyptians on Facebook with some of his hilarious videos.
In this series he takes on a very different persona, and his fans are excited to watch him in action.
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What will happen in Paranormal season 2?
The first season, which has been dubbed in nine different languages, starts in the year 1969 as Refaat Ismail is turning 40.
He ends up entering a paranormal world with his colleagues in a bid to save those he loves from harm.
Season two would most likely see a time jump, after which the doctor or someone from his family starts experiencing paranormal activity again.
As the series is based on books, there is plenty of source material to work with for future seasons, so fans will have to keep their fingers crossed for a renewal.
The eerie trailer for the first season shows the haematologist explaining how there is no such thing as paranormal, but when a series of strange goings on occur around him, he is forced to deny his original claims.
He said: “It’s not fair to strip the wind of its power to move the curtains and attribute it to some mythical monster.
“Or strip the rusty door hinges and the effort to make to squeak and claim that a ghost closed the door. If your brain tricks you, manipulate it.”
Fans have already compared the series to the popular The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix, so if it’s as successful as the anthology series, there is definitely hope for a second season.
Egyptian viewers have hailed the story as one of the best selling in the history of the Middle East, and they are excited for the rest of the world to get insight.
One fan said on YouTube: “The fact that we will get to see our childhood memories come to life is amazing… This is based on the phenomenally successful book series by the same name and written by the Godfather, the brilliant and the underappreciated Dr Ahmed Khaled Tawfeek may he rest in peace… I am literally crying.”
Paranormal season 1 is on Netflix now
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