HIJOS DEL MONTE FORMAT ADAPTED IN THE MIDDLE EAST BY LBC IN LEBANON
Miami, June 25, 2014 – Hijos del Monte, the TVN Chile format distributed by Telemundo Internacional, has found a new success with its Arab adaptation Al Ikhwa airing now on LBC1 in Lebanon, Abu Dhabi Media in United Arab Emirates, and on CBC in Egypt.
“Al Ikhwa is the first adaptation produced in the Middle East and we are very excited about this accomplishment. It joins the pool of adaptations for this title, which includes United States (Hispanic) Los Herederos del Monte and Portugal’s Belmonte. The Middle East is a territory rich in culture and we are very pleased that Hijos del Monte has been adapted so successfully by LBC. We will continue to collaborate with our clients in the region and help them find the most appropriate stories for their audiences,” stated Karina Etchison VP of Sales for Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
This adaptation, produced with Endemol, revolves around five brothers who do not share the same blood but share a home, a father, and a family. They grew up together in enviable wealth and became leaders in their businesses, gaining great social stature in Abu Dhabi. To their surprise, a woman appears at their home alongside her mother, claiming that she’s the one true heiress of their adoptive father: Farid Nouh. Much to their dismay, what she says is true. She is his daughter and has been living in Paris all this time. What the brothers discover in their father’s will is that she is to inherit his shares in their companies and all of his properties. The brothers will learn to deal with this newcomer, who will be hated and loved by her new family.
This story stars the popular actors Nadine El Rassi and Taim Hasan. Lebanese actress Nadine kicked off her career in the hit series Al Bachawat and began acting in many series and theatrical plays including Kalam Neswan, Ghanoujet Baya, Zanoubiya. The Syrian actor Taim achieved fame in Syria through a number of highly-acclaimed and extremely successful Syrian series, most notably Saladin, Taifas and Nizar Qabbani.
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