The exciting new lineup combines a mix of must-watch movies, series, documentaries and the ultimate Souad Hosny boxset
Dubai, UAE – 29th July 2020: This August, OSN’s streaming app is bringing a host of content for every member of the family to enjoy. With binge-worthy series such as the highly anticipated ‘Lovecraft Country’ and a ‘Short-Films Collection’ featuring new and exclusive Arabic movies, to Oscar nominated movies such as ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Episode IX)’, a National Geographic documentary covering the UAE’s first mission into Space, ‘Reach for the Stars’ along with brand new same-day releases from Disney+ including ‘Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe’ – OSN promises content like no other this summer.
- ‘State of the Union’ (season 1) follows Louise and Tom who meet before their weekly marital therapy session. Each episode pieces together how their lives were, what drew them together, and what has started to pull them apart. Starring Emmy winners Rosamund Pike and Chris O’Dowd, this series is a must-see.
- Fans of Jordan Peele-styled horror get excited: ‘Lovecraft Country’ (season 1) promises all the allegorical monsters one has been waiting for. The series from HBO was announced back in 2017— and now, it’s finally almost here! The series follows a young African American man who travels across the U.S. in the 1950s in search of his missing father.
This August also sees OSN add further popular series to its network including ‘American Horror Story: 1984’, ‘This is Us’ (season 4) and ‘Fosse/Verdon’, whilst returning HBO boxsets include ‘Warrior’ (season 1), ‘Treme’ (season 1 – 4), ‘Jett’ (season 1), ‘The Righteous Gemstones’ (season 1) and ‘The Deuce’ (season 1 – 3).
- ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Episode IX)’ follows the surviving members of the resistance as they face the First Order once again as the legendary conflict between the Jedi and the Sith reaches its peak bringing the Skywalker saga to its end. Starring BAFTA winner John Boyega and Daisy Jazz Isobel Ridley, this latest movie from the popular franchise promises to cater to both old and new Star Wars fans alike.
- ‘Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe’ is an all-new animated adventure featuring beloved stepbrothers, Phineas and Ferb, as they set out across the galaxy to rescue their older sister Candace, who has been abducted by aliens and has found utopia in a far-off planet, free of pesky little brothers.
- ‘Harriet’ tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman who escapes from slavery to become one of America’s greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. Starring two-time Oscar nominated Cynthia Erivo and Janelle Monáe, this film will leave anyone feeling moved.
Also coming this August is ‘Playing with Fire’ starring John Cena, ‘Magic Camp’ and ‘The One and Only Ivan’ for Disney+ fans and the live-action remake and original classic, ‘Beauty and the Beast’.
- ‘Madraset Al Hob’ (Season 3) Starring an incredible Arab stars lineup such as Amal Arafa, Mustafa Fehmi and Bassem Yakhour, the drama series, now running for a third season after seeing massive success, follows various relationships and the lessons to be learned between lovers, brothers, friends and mother and son. A new story will be released every Sunday.
- ‘Beecham House’ is a new six-part period drama set in 18th-century Delhi. Dubbed in Arabic for the first time, this English series is not to be missed.
- This Eid, OSN is offering a special ‘Short-Films-Collection’ featuring 30 Award-winning Arabic independent short films complete with subtitles, exclusively on its platform. The selection of short films has been showcased at some of the world’s most prestigious international film festivals – think Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Locarno, Toronto and Dubai. Movies will include UAE movie ‘Karouma’, Jordanian film ‘Ayny’ and Palestinian movie ‘Five Boys and a Wheel’.
- ‘Parasite’ is the critically acclaimed South Korean black comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho. Dubbed in Arabic, the film tells the story of a poor family, the Kims, who con their way into becoming the servants of a rich family, the Parks. But their easy life gets complicated when their deception is threatened with exposure. Through films like Okja, Snowpiercer, and Parasite, director Bong Joon Ho has dazzled audiences with his unique knack for blending genres to tell layered, one-of-a-kind stories.
- The ‘Souad Hosny Collection’ offers over 30 classic films starring the ‘Cinderella of Egyptian Cinema’. The actress and singer Hosny is known to have been one of the most famous stars in the golden era of black and white Arabic films. With appearances in more than 80 films over the course of three decades, Hosny was one of the most loved and influential actresses. To celebrate the leading actress, OSN is treating viewers to some of her biggest films including ‘Saghira Ala El Hob’, ‘Al Zawga Al Thaneya’, ‘Khaly Balak Men Zouzou’ along with many others.
Other movies coming to the network include ‘Ala Wadak’, ‘Al Kahf’, ‘Qarmat Beyitmarmat’ and ‘Khail Maata’.
- ‘Surviving Jeffrey Epstein’ is the latest documentary into the crimes of Jeffrey Epstein. With interviews from “members of Epstein’s inner circle” and telling the stories of the eight key survivors, the film explores his connections to the rich and famous on both sides of the Atlantic, used to aid and coverup his abuse.
- ‘Reach for the Stars’ takes viewers on a journey into the UAE Space program in a riveting and compelling style. The documentary follows Hazzaa AlMansoori and Sultan AlNeyadi as they prepare for a historic journey, fine-tuning their bodies mentally and physically and learning to adapt to micro-gravity in space.
- ‘History of the Emirates: Ancient World and Beyond’ sees Jeremy Iron narrate as he takes a look at the United Arab Emirates’ ancient history, going back 125,000 years.
- ‘Seoul Extreme’ is a travelogue series exposing the flavours, sights and sounds of cosmopolitan Korea, as seen through the eyes of world acclaimed Michelin-starred molecular gastronomy chef, Alvin Leung from Hong Kong.
- ‘Holey Moley’ sees a selection of contestants compete against each other in a series of head-to head, sudden-death matchups on a supersized miniature golf obstacle course.
- ‘Origins: Philippines’ follows French-Filipino chef, Erwan Heussaff as he travels to the remote islands of the Philippines to discover the people, places and ingredients that define his home country.
- ‘The Hairy Bikers Comfort Food’ follows Dave Myers and Simon King as they cook some of their favourite comfort food. From feasts for friends and family to meals inspired by pub grub, the Hairy Bikers create the ultimate feel good dishes.
- ‘Disney Little Heroes Collection’ offers the perfect collection of must-see episodes from PJ Masks and Miraculous.
- ‘Muppets Now’ (season 1) is The Muppets Studio’s first unscripted series and first original series for Disney+. In the six-episode season, Scooter rushes to make his delivery deadlines and upload the brand-new Muppet series for streaming. They are due now, and he’ll need to navigate whatever obstacles, distractions and complications the rest of the Muppet gang throws at him. Overflowing with spontaneous lunacy, surprising guest stars and more frogs, pigs, bears than legally allowed, the Muppets cut loose in “Muppets Now” with the kind of startling silliness and chaotic fun that made them famous. From zany experiments with Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker to lifestyle tips from the fabulous Miss Piggy, each episode is packed with hilarious segments, hosted by the Muppets showcasing what the Muppets do best.