ORIGINAL PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR
TWOFOUR54, MBC STUDIOS AND IMAGE NATION WIN TOP AWARD FOR ‘THE INHERITANCE’
The Inheritance is a hugely successful, first-of-its-kind Arabic language soap opera
twofour54, MBC Studios and Image Nation Abu Dhabi have worked together to produce ‘The Inheritance’, an Arabiclanguage soap opera. The programme was created by renowned British television writer, Tony Jordan who has worked on TV shows and movies such as ‘EastEnders’, ‘Hustle’ and ‘Life on Mars’ among others, to develop the script along with regional scriptwriters Mazen Taha, Nour Al- Shishakli, Giscard Lahoud, and Thaer Al-Ekl.
It is currently rated as one of the top 5 shows on MBC. The show depicts real world events in its storylines such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
Within the last year, the show has produced over 250 episodes, creating the demand and work for hundreds of industry professionals. The soap opera has generated over 200 jobs and welcomed over 35 interns in the first year alone.
The pandemic had created challenges in every aspect of the production including the closing of locations, airports, countries and a lockdown, which made it incredibly difficult for the people behind the show to fulfil their roles. However, the team was able to adapt and continue throughout the year by putting multiple protocols in place to ensure the safety of cast and crew.