Entitled "Delicate Word of Sadi," the series will be produced in Persian, English, Arabic and French by Jaam-e Jam, the IRIB's international TV channel available via satellite, the scriptwriter and producer told FNA.
Hamidreza Nematollahi went on to say that the 30-part tele-theater would be a combination of naqqali, an Iranian dramatic performance accompanied by traditional Iranian music, and sequences to be shot at Sadi's Tomb in Shiraz.
"I started to write the screenplay in January 2008 and now it is almost complete. I used many sources but mainly Abdolhossein Zarinkub's book 'Delicate Word of Sadi'," he added.
Nematollahi went on to say that the film will be shot as soon as the screenplay is prepared which probably will take two months. All actors and actresses will be narrators who tell life of Sadi in the episodes of the series.
The narrations will be expressed in the various dialects belonging to Iran's different provinces, including Fars, Khuzestan, Kerman and Gilan. The actresses and actors will wear regional costumes, which manifest the national notion in Sadi's poetry, he said.
He expressed his hope that Shiraz's officials cooperate with the series' crew on shooting scenes at Sadi's Tomb.