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International TV series to depict saga of Egypt’s notorious serial killer duo

The series "The Alexandria Killings" is based on the true events of a killing spree that has kept the Egyptian public guessing between innocence and guilt ever since the British colonial rule.
A railway station (now demolished) in Alexandria, Egypt, circa 1920. The station was the first to be built in Egypt.

Cairo — Perhaps there has been no true crime story in Egyptian modern history that inspired dramatists, filmmakers and writers the way the almost one-century-old saga of convicted female serial killers Raya and Sakina Hamman did.

Most recently, Oscar-winning Irish writer-director Terry George and celebrated Egyptian author and scriptwriter Mariam Naoum have teamed up to draft a new thriller TV series titled "The Alexandria Killings." The TV series is based on the true events of a serial killing spree by the two notorious sisters, Raya and Sakina, set in Egypt's Mediterranean city of Alexandria during the British colonial rule of the country.

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