Carol Schuler is currently shooting a new series for Paramount Plus. The Sheikh (Der Scheich) tells the story of a one-of-a-kind con artist, a man ridiculed as the village idiot in his hometown, reinventing himself as the heir of an Arabic fortune.
It is created by Switzerland’s Dani Levy (“Go For Zucker”) who directs in tandem with Johannes Naber. Levy’s X Filme Creative Pool is producing.
As Paramount+ prepares for UK rollout this week and in advance of tonight’s swanky London do, the streamer has greenlit a seven-strong international slate including a French fantasy horror thriller, series on the Circeo Massacre, two shows from Mexico and two from Germany including The Sheikh.