Burak Özçivit in the role of Osman Gazi
For one and a half years the Turkish press discussed who can play the role of the most significant character in the history of Turkey – the founder of the Ottoman Empire and the first sultan of the new state Osman Gazi. The names of Çağatay Ulusoy, Furkan Palalı, Murat Yıldırım and Burak Özçivit were mentioned. And finally, the Turkish media say that the candidature has been approved. As expected, Osman was one of the contenders, namely Burak Özçivit, who already appeared in the historical role. We remind you that Burak is known to many viewers primarily as Bali bey from the popular TV series The Magnificent Century.
According to the journalists preparing for the series are in full swing, it will be shot in Istanbul and Anatolia, where a huge film set is being built. Also for the new season Ertuğrul, which will change its title and will be called the Resurrection: Osman, are preparing new costumes. Recall that the fifth season will begin in a month, October 10. Initially, the role of Osman will be performed by a 10-year-old boy, who will receive military training under the guidance of his father Ertuğrul bey. Then, after growing up and losing his father, he will unite the Turks under his authority, creating an independent state.
Recall that Burak Özçivit signed a contract with the television channel Star TV and for a long time argued that he was preparing for the series with the Ay Yapim company. So the news that he will be playing in the TV series TRT1 looks quite unexpected. Perhaps, the actor did not renew the contract, which expires at the end of this year. In this case, he will appear in Ertuğrul-Osman at the beginning of the next year, 2019. Was that information correct still unknown, but Burak Özçivit does not really like gossip about his participation in the series. If he does not refute the media reports over the next week, then he is really involved in the project.