First Middle East FOX Original production set for premiere

“The Open Road,” an edgy new travel series starring two Arab women bikers riding on their own across UAE, Lebanon and Jordan lands on screens on October 13.
Still from “The Open Road”
Still from “The Open Road”

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“The Open Road,” the first FOX Original Productions from the Middle East will hit regional screen on October 13. A new travel series starring two Arab women bikers riding on their own across UAE, Lebanon and Jordan, it will premiere simultaneously on an unprecedented line up of 11 channels across the region with a simulcast on Facebook and YouTube.

The stars of the show, Chantal from the UAE and Pamela from Lebanon, break social and cultural barriers with a life-changing journey that creates, tests and deepens friendships. In Season 1, the two women ride across rarely seen areas of the UAE, Lebanon and Jordan taking in jaw-dropping vistas, tasting local cuisine, and taking part in death-defying experiences.

Commenting on the launch of ‘The Open Road’, Sanjay Raina, General Manager and Senior Vice-President of Fox Networks Groups (FNG), said: “We are proud to present ‘The Open Road’, our first FOX Original Productions for the region. We believe that this series heralds a new era in entertainment for the Middle East. It reinforces our vision to bring world-class entertainment that is not only locally relevant, but locally produced. We bring to viewers an immersive experience that appeals to Arab youth who are hungry for exploration and adventure. For many, it will be seeing the region through fresh eyes and for others re-discovering it with a fresh perspective. The format we chose is universally appealing, yet it’s quintessentially Arab. The series comes at the perfect time where Arab women are increasingly celebrated, and with this series starring two young Arab female bikers, we celebrate their spirit of exploration and adventure as well. And Season 1 is just the beginning.”

As well as a series about travel and exploration, the show also focuses on the interactions of Chantal and Pamela as they speak with people in each country, including the biking community and locals they meet along the way.

“We are proud of the high entertainment and quality of ‘The Open Road’ series, which was produced locally, with a homegrown production company, Electric Films. I believe it matches international productions. With its exciting reality format starring two Arab women, strong and engaging narrative and stunning cinematography, we bring to regional viewers a new type of entertainment –with a bold, dynamic voice, expressing the modern aspirations of the region’s youth. It also carries on the timeless tradition of storytelling, which is deeply rooted in this region, and brings it to life in a thoroughly contemporary content format, ” said Alex El Chami, Head of Production and Executive Producer at Fox Networks Group and National Geographic Middle East

“The Open Road” first season premieres October 13, on 11 channels across the Fox network: FOX, FOX Life, FOX Rewayat, FOX Family, FOX Crime, FOX Movies, FX, Fox Action, and on National Geographic Abu Dhabi as well as on Star Movies and Star World. 

The Premiere will also be simulcast on Facebook and YouTube.

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