British cult timeless funny The Office is getting its very first Arabic-language remake, Due date has actually reported. Entitled Al Maktab the series arises from a collaboration in between BBC, which owns the format rights, and MBC Studios, the production arm of Saudi-owned Middle East satellite giant MBC.

The British and American comedies were set around the disorderly daily lives of staff members of a paper business taped by an electronic camera team for a documentary. The business is helmed by an egotistical yet adorable employer played by Rick Gervais and Steve Carell respectively. Nevertheless, the Arabic program includes its own updates, and it will be embeded in a carrier business helmed by Malik Al-Tumaifi. Star Saleh Abuamrh (the Fates Hotel) has actually been cast ahead function and Egyptian filmmaker Hisham Fathi (The Franks) is set to direct. Shadi Mcdad will work as the manufacturer and Alessandro Martella as director of photography.


The 20-part series will air on MBC’s television channels and by means of its streaming service Shahid VIP. The initial British mockumentary drama produced by and starring Gervais, and Stephen Merchant ran for 2 seasons. The program’s appeal resulted in an American adaption by NBC with Carell in the lead and had an effective 9 season-long run.

Probably 2 of the most-viewed comedies, these adjustments have actually bagged different BAFTA and Golden Globes for many years. BBC Studios’ André Renaud, SVP format sales stated:

“Although office working may look slightly different for many of us in 2022, the familiarity of these well-observed characters as they navigate petty rivalries, moments of friendship and humor, and a boss that sometimes makes a fool of themselves still rings just as true.”

Throughout the years, the program has actually been remade in 10 various areas like Canada, Germany, France, India, Chile, and Poland to name a few. However, the mockumentary is a very first for the Middle East area. “Audiences around the world, including in the MENA region, are no strangers to The Office, and given its huge success over the past two decades, it’s incredibly exciting for us to now be bringing the very first Arabic version of the comedy to MBC’s screens very soon,” stated Zeinab Abul Alsamh, basic supervisor of MBC Studios KSA.