#Netflix continues to push their original content, but they are stepping into new territory with their upcoming six-episode series "#Jinn." The show will be Netflix's first Arabic original series, and it will begin filming later this year.

"Jinn" is a teen drama set in the city Petra. A group of teenagers must join forces with a Jinn, a powerful supernatural being commonly referred to as a genie, to stop a powerful evil from destroying the world as we know it.

Who is involved with 'Jinn?'

"Jinn" will be shot in Jordan and feature Middle-Eastern talent. It will be produced by Elan and Rajeev Dassani, who have past production credits on shows like "Star Trek: Discovery" and "Blindspot." Up and coming director Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya ("Very Big Shot") will direct the season, and screenwriter Bassel Ghandour (2014's Oscar-nominated "Theeb") is also attached.

Bou Chaaya was excited about the project, telling the Hollywood Reporter that he is "thrilled" to get to portray the life of Arab youth with a network like Netflix. He appreciates the "authenticity" Netflix is bringing to the project and claims that it is the main aspect that attracted him to "Jinn."

Ghandour added that the team was very excited to take a common myth in the #Middle East and help bring it to the rest of the world. He is also excited that Netflix is investing in the region, as the quality of their original content can help put more Middle Eastern stories on the map.

Netflix's first Arabic series

Although "Jinn" will be Netflix's first Arabic original series, it is not their first foreign language series nor their first Netflix original shot in the Middle East. They have released successful non-English originals like "3%" and "Dark [VIDEO]," and the stand-up comedy special "Adel Karam: Live From Beirut" will premiere on March 1.

They will obviously hope to tap into the magic that shows like "Stranger Things" and "Black Mirror" have managed to capture.

Details are scarce on the plot of the upcoming show, but Netflix is eager to tap into the Middle Eastern market. Erik Barmack, Netflix's VP of International Originals, was excited about what "Jinn" could bring to the streaming network, telling the Hollywood Reporter that the streaming network was excited to be working with so much relatively unknown talent and that they could not wait to celebrate Arab culture with the world.

"Jinn" will begin shooting in Jordan later this year and is expected to launch on Netflix in 2019.