ITVX has announced a new British Muslim comedy, Count Abdulla, releasing on 15th June 2023. The series followsAbdulla Khan – a mid-twenties British-Pakistani Muslim doctor stuck in an identity crisis, caught between his religious mother and his secular, hedonistic friends. But when Abdulla is bitten by a vampire he suddenly becomes the outsider’s outsider. Arian Nik (The Bay) is cast as Abdulla Khan alongside Jaime Winstone (Four Lives) as Kathy.
The series also includes: Nina Wadia (Goodness Gracious Me), Manpreet Bambra (Funny Woman), Jaime Winstone (Four Lives), Sia Alipour (The Sandman),Rishi Nair (Hollyoaks), Mariska Ariya (The Good Karma Hospital), Robert Eades (Ted Lasso), Moe Bar-El (Tehran), Jonny Green (It’s a Sin), Sophie Reid (Game of Thrones), Demmy Ladipo (We Are Lady Parts), Priya Davdra (EastEnders) and Nikkita Chadha (Marvel – Eternals).
This new 6×30 comedy series is written by Kaamil Shah and directed by Asim Abbasi (Churails). Count Abdulla is a Fudge Park production, produced by Hussain Casey Ahmed (Afterlife), with executive producer Phil Gilbert (White Gold).