Real-life-inspired series may be the most touching genre, and Netflix has no plans to stop adding to its library any time soon. The Swimmers, a new television series based on the real-life experiences of the swimmers Yusra and Sarah Mardini, is about to air.
The series, directed by Sally El Hosaini, examines the challenges the two sisters through while fleeing Syria, their travels, and how they eventually created a beautiful tale out of their tragedies. Yusra, one of the sisters, participated in the 2016 Rio Olympics as a member of the Refugee Olympic Team, demonstrating to all refugees that they can achieve their ambitions regardless of their background. Here is everything known about the forthcoming television series.
The Swimmers Season 1 Release Date: When will it air?
The long wait is now over, as the Swimmers series will be on our screens much sooner than anticipated. Beginning on November 11 in select theatres, the series will officially debut on Netflix on November 23, 2022.
On September 8, it debuted for the first time in Toronto at the Toronto Film Festival. Sally El Hosaini said that TIFF was the ideal venue for the series premiere since it raises the voices of refugees and reminds them that humans are resilient enough to endure.
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The Swimmers Season 1 Plot: What can happen next?
The narrative of the series follows the lives of two young girls who left their Syrian homeland to survive. When the two sisters’ home is destroyed during the civil war, they are left without a place to call home or family and are forced to seek other means of survival before they perish.
The two go on a trek to Lebanon, then to Turkey, and finally, illegally enter Greece. However, things do not go according to plan as they are tossed into the middle of the Aegean Sea and are forced to battle for their lives in order to prevent the other passengers from freezing to death in the frigid waters.
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The Swimmers Season 1 Cast: Who will be in?
Manal Issa and Nathalie Issa are two biological sisters featured in the narrative of the series. Nathalie will portray Yusra, while Manal will play Sara. It is not the first time the two sisters have been on screen, as Manal is well-known for her role as Lina in the film Parisienne and for her appearances in The Anger series; The Anger series centered on a young Lebanese girl who flees her family to pursue a love connection. Her sister Nathalie has also appeared in the Syrian series My Favorite Fabric. James Krishna Floyd, Mathias Schweighofer as Sven, the swim coach, Ahmed Malek as Nizar (a refugee), Carlotta Gregori, Victoria Valcheva, Brigitta Roy, and Alfredo Tavares are among the other performers in the production.
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The Swimmers Season 1 Trailer: When can we watch it?
Thankfully, a trailer for the first season of The Swimmers has already been published, and you can see it on Netflix or YouTube. The trailer was published immediately before to the series debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, providing an excellent preview of what to anticipate when the series is launched. The series teaser begins with the two sisters aboard a boat in choppy waters, then moves on to their respective drownings. It also illustrates the obstacles they must overcome to survive. Also, put November 11 on your calendars for the premiere of the series.