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Shahid VIP Debuts Billy the Kid in MENA


Shahid VIP has launched the romantic drama Billy the Kid throughout MENA as part of its multiyear deal with MGM International Television Productions.

Billy the Kid, created, written and executive produced by showrunner Michael Hirst (Vikings), is available on Shahid VIP in Arabic, along with Arabic and English subtitles. It centers on one of the U.S.’s most notorious outlaws.

British actor Tom Blyth (Benediction) stars in the lead role.

Executive producers alongside Hirst are Donald De Line for De Line Pictures; Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey for Amblin Television; Otto Bathurst; and Toby Leslie for One Big Picture. Bathurst (Halo) also directed the first two episodes.

Billy the Kid was commissioned by EPIX and is produced by EPIX Studios and MGM International Productions in association with Nordic Entertainment Group’s Viaplay. It is internationally distributed by MGM.

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