Ramazan transmissions won't be the only thing occupying Hamza Ali Abbasi's time these days.

The actor is set to star in drama serial Alif, which is directed by Haseeb Hasan of MannMayal and Parwaaz Hai Junoon fame and produced by Sana Shahnawaz and Samina Humayun of Next Level Productions.

What can we expect from Hamza's next?

For starters, it will feature an ensemble cast of some of Pakistan's top stars. We'll see Sajal Aly join Hamza as Alif's female lead, and the drama also stars Noman Ejaz and Kubra Khan in key roles. Speaking with Images, director Haseeb revealed that Osman Khalid Butt is tipped to make a guest appearance and Manzar Sehbai, star of films like Shoaib Mansoor's Bol and Anjum Shehzad's Mahe-e-Mir, will make his first TV appearance in this drama serial.

Speaking for Umera Ahmed, the writer of this serial, Haseeb says that she came out of a hiatus to write this serial, which she has dedicated to Allah. "Alif is the revered first letter of Allah's name, and the serial will be related to that. It's a beautiful story and we'll gradually reveal more details."

The serial is still in the initial stages of production and the channel on which it will air is not yet decided.

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