Monday 05 April 2021
I wrote – Yasmine El-Sharkawy:
Everyone was surprised yesterday by the decision to stop the series “Ahmose”, by Amr Youssef, after launching his official promo in preparation for showing it in the next Ramadan season.
Producing company statement
The United Company for Media Services announced the suspension of the “King Ahmose” series, and the company decided, according to an official statement issued by it, to form an urgent committee consisting of a group of specialists in history, archeology and sociology, in order to watch the series, review the entire scenario, and express an objective and professional opinion even if this resulted in failure. Display it next Ramadan.
The series “The King” was not Amr Youssef’s first work to go through crises and obstacles, as he had previously contracted to present the character “Saif Allah – Khaled Bin Al-Walid” and the matter was not completed, in addition to the announcement of his presentation of the series “List 36”, which also did not come to light.
In Ramadan 2020, Amr Youssef also left the Ramadan race due to the exit of the series “Saif Allah”, from the season, due to lack of time as well as the spread of the Corona virus, but as soon as the holy month ended, everyone was surprised by Amr Youssef’s apology for completing the work, and the company that produced then contracted with Yasser Jalal to play the starring role before he goes out and announces his apology for the job.
Amr Youssef actually filmed a number of scenes in Jordan, and it was said at the time that there were crises that occurred between him and the director of the work, Raouf Abdel Aziz.
In Ramadan 2019, Amr Youssef was scheduled to star in the series “List 36”, produced by Art Masr Group, but after many preparatory sessions for the work, the project was postponed indefinitely and without giving any reasons.