Netflix show earns its Saudi creator plaudits, and a prison sentence

Visitors to Riyadh Boulevard — a government-run entertainment complex in the Saudi capital of Riyadh — in 2022 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Gabriella Demczuk/The New York Times)

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — From the outside, the past few years looked like the peak of Abdulaziz Almuzaini’s career.