Turkish TV series on Netflix: what, where, why?
Medyatava news agency informs its readers about new projects of the Netflix Internet platform for the Turkish market:
The first American-Turkish film. Starring: Çağatay Ulusoy, Hazal Kaya, Anthony Hopkins. Rumors on such a project have been going on for more than a month, but so far they have never been confirmed at the official level.
Historical docudrama “Ottoman Rising”. Starring: Cem Yiğit Üzümoğlu as Fatih Sultan Mehmet, Tuba Büyüküstün as his step-mother Mara hatun, and Damla Sönmez. The filming of the series will begin in March and will be released on the Internet platform in September.
Fantastic series under the working title “The Awakening of the World” / Dünyanın Uyanışı based on the book of the same name written by Şengül Boybaş. Starring: Beren Saat. Filming in the ancient temple complex Göbeklitepe will begin in late March. The premiere of the series is scheduled for next year.
Youth serial that will be produced by Ay Yapim company. Scriptwriter: Meriç Acemi, who worked on the scripts of the TV series “Love Hire / Kiralık Aşk” and “Stiletto Vendetta / Ufak Tefek Cinayetler”.
Action series with Kenan İmirzalıoğlu. The actor will play a policeman who is chasing a serial killer. It is also assumed that Kenan’s partner will be Cansu Dere. Shooting will begin in the summer. So far, Netflix has not officially confirmed the existence of such a series.
The third and fourth seasons of the series “Hakan: Muhafiz / The Protector” with Çağatay Ulusoy in the lead role. Filming will begin in late May and the two new seasons will be released on the platform next year. The second season of the Protector will appear presumably in the summer.
Also, well-known journalist Ranini reported that currently Netflix Internet platform is in talks with two other major television companies in Turkey and is at the stage of signing contracts for the production of new series. Presumably, she is referring to the television companies Med Yapim and Tekden film.
In addition, they claim that Netflix bought the rights to continue the series Behzat Ç. and have already signed contracts with Erdal Beşikçioğlu and Fatih Artman. The shooting of the episodes is scheduled for spring and they will appear on the platform in the fall of this year.