Today Netflix confirmes the new Belgian series Soil directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (Bad Boys For Life). The original screenplay is based on the idea by Zouzou Ben Chikha, Dries Heyneman, and Wannes Capelle.
When a Muslim dies in Belgium their family is left with the dilemma: “Do we bury them here or do we honor their last wishes and take them back to where they were born?” The young Ishmael ‘Smile’ Boulasmoum, who together with his sister inherits his father’s repatriation business, finds a solution: what if we bring soil from Morocco to bury our dead in it? We’re starting a business in soil! Without realizing it, they open Pandora’s ‘coffin’.
Soil is an eight-episode drama fiction series and is produced by Jan De Clercq of Lunanime, part of the Lumière Group. The show will première in Belgium on VIER and will be available on Netflix worldwide 6 months after the air date of the last episode, and also on Telenet in Belgium.
Soil Series Cast:
Yassine Ouaich (GR5),
Charlotte De Bruyne (De Twaalf),
Barbara Sarafian (Gevoel Voor Tumor),
Tom Vermeir (De Twaalf),
Reinhilde Decleir (Beau Séjour),
Saïd Boumazoughe (Patser),
Mourade Zeguendi (Gina & Chantal),
Ahlaam Teghadouini (Hoodie),
Dries Heyneman (Bevergem),
Ward Kerremans (Penoza),
Emilie De Roo (16+) en Wannes Cappelle (Bevergem)