13 Netflix Originals coming in June to start the summer off right

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Jinn – June 13

This is Netflix’s first original Arabic series, a supernatural thriller that follows a group of teenagers who go up against a mystical figure they encounter at the ancient city of Petra. The teens must work together to stop the Jinn from destroying the world.

The series, which is filmed in Jordan, features a variety of Arabic talent, including Jordanian writer Bassel Ghandour (Theeb), Lebanese director Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya (Very Big Shot), and executive produced by Elan and Rajeev Dassani (SEAM). Perhaps the coolest thing about this project is that it is a contemporary drama, meaning that Netflix has the chance to bring modern Arabic youth and culture to mass audiences.

According to Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya:

"”This is a great opportunity to portray Arab youth in a very unique way. The level of authenticity Netflix is trying to achieve with this show is definitely what attracted me the most to be part of this project.”"

Not only does this sound like a fun adventure story, but it will open up yet another culture to Netflix viewers around the world.

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MADRID, SPAIN – MAY 23: Producers Teresa Fernandez Valdes and Ramon Campos pose at the red carpet during “Alta Mar” Netflix Special Screening at Paz Cinema on May 23, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Samuel de Roman/Getty Images for Netflix)

The Alcàsser Murders – June 14

If you’re a fan of true crime documentaries, this looks like a good one. The four-part series will investigate the unresolved 1992 triple murder in Alcàsser, Spain. The crime was notorious both for its brutality and mystery, but also for the criticism of the police investigation and its broadcast and exploitation by the media. The series will investigate the abduction, rape, torture, and murder of three teenage girls who were hitchhiking to a nearby club.

While there were two suspects in the crime, numerous loose ends and theories have left the murders ultimately unresolved. What at first glance looks like an open and shut case at closer inspection reveals multiple forensic and witness inconsistencies ignored by police in favor of a quick result. This will be Spain’s first Netflix original documentary series and ambitiously tackles one of its most notorious crimes.