It's been a week since the trailer for Barzakh was released online. Directed by Asim Abbasi, known for his work on Cake and Churails, this series marks Fawad Khan's return to television after his blockbuster success with The Legend of Maula Jatt. Viewers are also reminiscing about his on-screen chemistry with Sanam Saeed, last seen together in the popular Pakistani drama Zindagi Gulzar Hai. Barzakh, set to premiere on ZEE5 Global from July 19, seems to have all the right elements, but its strongest feature appears to be its storyline.

The series revolves around a 76-year-old recluse, Jafar Khanzada (JK), who lives in the mysterious Land of Nowhere, a mountain valley steeped in mythical and shamanic traditions. JK manages a tourist resort with the help of his female manager, Scheherezade. As he approaches dementia, he announces his 'third and final wedding' to his first true love, a woman he has longed for over half a century but is believed to be dead. His estranged sons reluctantly join the festivities. JK is ready for his journey of love, setting the stage for a transformative storm that will forever change his family and these lands.

Asim Abbasi is recognized as one of Pakistan's most promising talents. As a filmmaker, he is known for his boldness in exploring new themes, and the trailer for Barzakh shows another leap in his career with this six-episode series. The show was filmed in the stunning Hunza Valley. Although set in a fictional land, the myths, customs, and traditions of Gilgit-Baltistan, where the series is based, will play a crucial role, given the region's rich history and beliefs in fairies and otherworldly beings.