Nefertiti.TV Comedy Series. Currently optioned by Big Talk Productions & in development at Channel 4.
Amrou is co-creator, co-writer, associate producer, and lead actor of Nefertiti.
In 1300 BC, Nefertiti was an elegant and decadent Egyptian queen. In 2018, she is an elegant and decadent drag queen, the alter ego of Amir, a second generation British-Iraqi-Egyptian living at home in London with his strict Arab mother.
Nefertiti is also the name of the series that follows Amir and the scandalous double life he leads – pitting the conservative Wembley Arab community against the riotous Soho drag scene. Two very different worlds where looking the part is everything.
Blending narrative with excerpts of Amir’s stand-up comedy and musical performances, Neferitti is a story immersed in the challenging queer politics of Transparent and with the cultural specificity of Chewing Gum. Tonally it can bridge the brazen, hard-hitting humour of Fleabag with the madcap vibrancy of Broad City. And like Master of None, each episode explores a theme — the parallels between queer identity & Islam, or the relationship between drag and lying – while continuing the tale of Amir’s misadventures.
Twenty years after Queer as Folk, Nefertiti is a contemporary, provocative and joyful comedy about embracing the mischief of identity.