New season to feature a wider array of Middle Eastern celebrities, with filming taking place around various locations the Emirate

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 18th November 2020:

Following the success of its first season, local film productions company FilmGate Productions, in collaboration with Al Kalema Productions, has begun filming for the second season of its hit series ‘The Platform’. 

The series follows the story of two brothers, one of which is programming genius who comes across top-secret information, so he builds a fact-finding truth-seeing online portal to share it with the world, and thus begin the efforts from various groups around the world to stop him. 

The first season was the first Emirati production to be released on Netflix worldwide, and viewership upon launch sky-rocketed, quickly landing a place on the streaming platform’s ‘trending’ list in multiple Middle Eastern countries. 

For its second season, the series brings even more action and excitement to its fans, with a continuation to its story filled with thrilling twists and turns. The filming is taking place in various locations around the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, bringing to light its stunning iconic locations, as well as FilmGate’s immaculate studio building and development and technological capabilities. 

‘The Platform’ series is a result of a collaboration amongst top experts in the region, including Egyptian Director Yasser Sami who recently joined the team, as well as Syrian writer and creator Hozan Akko, Emirati Director and Producer Mansoor AlYabhouni AlDhaheri, and Tunisian Executive Producer Hedi Karnit. 

AlDhaheri commented: “The success of ’The Platform’ is owed to the spectacular spirit of teamwork amongst some of the most talented people in the industry. We are excited to begin filming the second season, as the story will only get more intriguing from here-on. We also have a few surprises in store in terms of new cast members, so stay tuned.” 

‘The Platform’ features top actors from across the Middle East such as Maxim Khalil, Abdulmohsen AlNemr, Salloum Haddad, Ahmed AlJasmi, Samer Ismaeil,  Motasem AlNahar, Khaled AlKaish, Yaser AlNeyadi, Mahira Abdulaziz, Leen Ghurra, Shadi Safadi, Khaled AlSayed, Alaa AlZuabi, Reham AlKassar, Jaber Jokhadar, and Ghanem Zrelli. 

The first season is streaming now on Netflix worldwide. It is subtitled in English and Arabic for ease of viewing for fans everywhere. 


Notes to Editors

About FilmGate Productions

FilmGate Productions is an independent creative production house located in Abu Dhabi. 

The company prides itself on its international team of experts, including directors, writers, producers, cameramen, audio and video editors, and animators. Using the latest technologies and unique studio-building capabilities, FilmGate can bring any creative idea to life.

 Its latest works include international hit series ‘The Platform’, currently streaming on Netflix.  

About Al Kalema Productions

Al Kalema Productions is an independent creative production house located in Abu Dhabi. 

Al Kalema was born with a vision to transform the way creative content is produced in the UAE- including quality, content, and pricing. The company provides various creative productions with a focus on the UAE and GCC. This includes short videos and commercials, to documentaries, TV series and film productions.

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