10 new Turkish TV series fall-winter 2019-2020. Part 2
The autumn television season in Turkey is in full swing. Some new shows have become hits, while others are on the verge of canceling. However, television producers are already preparing to replace the failed projects with new ones. Whether they will become popular or fail we will find out in just a couple of months. What series of fall-winter 2019-2020 season will be aired in the near future?
The most unexpected surprise of the upcoming season is the exodus of the leading actors of the Turkish screen to digital platforms. Halit Ergenç, Beren Saat, Kenan İmirzalıoğlu and many others no longer want to work on television, preferring online TV shows. However, there are some big stars in Turkish air. Who we will see this season?
The Ottoman / Kuruluş Osman
Perhaps the most anticipated project of this season starts on the ATV channel. The main role, as announced a year ago, will be played by Burak Özçivit. His partner will be the young actress Ozge Torer. However, given that the series is very masculine and female characters in it are not so important, the main question is who will play the companions of the protagonist, with whom he will create the great Ottoman Empire. One of them is familiar to the audience from previous work in the series Resurrection: Ertugrul. Nurettin Sonmez will continue to work in Osman series as Bamsi. But Cengiz Coskun (Turgut Alp), alas, will not participate in the project.
White Cold / Zemheri
Ay Yapym TV company is actively preparing the new project entrusting the work to the most trusted personnel: director Hilal Saral, known for her previous work with producer Kerem Çatay (Forbidden Love, Fatmagul, Endless Love) and Sema Ergenekon (Sila, Karaday, Black Money and Love). The rising star of the Turkish screen Ayça Ayşin Turan will be a female lead of the show. Her partner will be Alperen Duymaz. Also, Hazal Filiz Küçükköse, Zerrin Tekindor and Caner Cindoruk are in the cast of the series. Given the huge interest in Ayça abroad after the successful Netflix series The Protector, Ay Yapim clearly intends to present this project on the international market.
My home / Evim
O3 Medya TV company understands perfectly well that the main trump card of any project is an excellent scenario and talented actors. It seems that they made a bet on both of them, having bought the rights to adapt the book of Gülseren Budayıcıoğlu “Girl behind the Glass” and invited Demet Ozdemir and İbrahim Çelikkol to the new series. The unusual situation is that the book is divided into two independent shows, which will be released on different channels and with different actors in the leading roles. The first series, My Home, starts on TV8, presumably at the end of this year.
House M.D. / Hekimoğlu
Medical drama is not quite the genre that the Turkish audience likes. For a very long time, the Karga 7 Pictures television company could not find the broadcast channel for its new series, that is a remake of the famous American medical drama House M.D. However, the success of another medical drama – the series Miraculous Doctor, – seems to have convinced the TV channels to change their minds. They gave the green light to the Turkish Dr. House. The series will be released on November on TV channel D. The role of a caustic genius will be played by Timuçin Esen (by the way, this role was previously offered to Halit Ergenç, Haluk Bilginer and Ozan Guven), and Okan Yalabik will become his friend and alter ego. Will Turkish producers be able to repeat the success of the Miraculous Doctor, we have to find out very soon.
Dear Past / Sevgili Geçmiş
As the title implies, an intricate story of the past of three sisters is in the center of the plot. They did not even suspect the existence of each other for a long time. However, one day every secret must be revealed and young women will meet at a wedding of one of them. Alas, the meeting will not be held as expected, a happy event will turn into a nightmare and only sisters will be able to discover the mystery. The past does sometimes kill the present. Ece Uslu, Emre Kınay Sevda Erginci, Seçkin Özdemir will try to win the hearts of moody Turkish viewers.
Dove / Güvercin
Mehmet Ali Nuroğlu, well known to the audience by the role of the merciless villain Vedat from the series Lifeline / Sen Anlat Karadeniz, this time return as the leading actor. You say this is impossible? After all, he can only play villains? But do not forget that Ulaş Tuna Astepe (Tahir) in his previous series “Dream” also played a villain. And he did it well. A young and talented actress Almila Ada will be the co-star of Mehmet. The script is based on the “Gypsy” mosaic, that has been exciting the imagination for hundreds of years. Of course, this is a story of impossible love amid the beautiful views of Gaziantep.
Netflix in a very short time has gained one and a half million subscribers in Turkey. It intends to dominate in the streaming market of Turkey. However, the managers of the company do not intend to rush, testing and offering a new story with each new project on the market. This time we are waiting for a typical youth story that takes place in the 90s of the last century. At first glance, the plot looks rather naive: a group of schoolchildren decides to keep their beloved teacher, who is going to leave college, making her fall in love with the new basketball coach. However, as usual in the process, the guys themselves will find out what love is. The excellent cast (Kubilay Aka, Mert Yazicioğlu, Alina Boz, Pinar Deniz, Kaan Urgancioğlu), as well as the credibility of the company Ay Yapym, that produces the series, give hope that the plot, which is naive at first glance, can become something very interesting.
The Gift / Atye
After the unsuccessful series The Magnificent Century. Kesem Beren Saat left the television for a long time, making her fans seriously nervous. However, the return of the star promises to be in a big way. In December, we are waiting for the premiere of the new science fiction series The Gift, in which Beren will play the leading role. This is a fairly bold step on the part of the actress, who is trying a genre that is almost unknown to the Turkish audience. However, given that Netflix’s previous experience – the Protector series – turned out to be quite successful, becoming a hit not only in Turkey, but also far beyond its borders, one can hope that Beren’s big breakthrough is coming. Moreover, such professionals as Mehmet Gunsür, Metin Akdulger and Melisa Şenolsun are in the project. We expect the premiere of the new series in December.
The Choice / Babil
This is a real Champions League! For its first original series on the Digiturk Internet platform, the Arab media giant beIN invited a legendary cast. Halit Ergenç, Ozan Güven, Birce Akalay, Nur Fettahoğlu and Asli Enver return to the screens in 13 episodes of the action-packed project about the adventures of a financial genius and a scammer. Of course, Professor Irfan performed by Halit Ergenç has a good reason to create a financial pyramid, while deceiving half of Turkey: his seriously ill son. And his best friend and rival Egemen (Ozan Güven) helps him in this. So, the story will be more than exciting.
Online TV shows are becoming an integral part of Turkish show business. Moreover, the biggest stars prefer to work in digital format. And this time, the BluTV Internet platform did not deceive the expectations of its subscribers, signing a superstar of the Turkish screen Kenan İmirzalıoğlu to the leading role in the new series. Melisa Sözen became his co-star. The 8-episode detective will be made in accordance with all the rules of the Procedural drama: there is a complicated murder, there is a brilliant investigator who solve it. Fans of the genre will not be disappointed.
The outgoing 2019 year brought unexpected successes and big disappointments, the series that no one expected were hits, and the most high-profile projects failed. What next year is prepared for us? We already know about several pleasant surprises: these are the new projects of Ozcan Deniz and Çağatay Ulusoy, the series of the Netflix platform on the famous oriental Sufi poet Rumi (Mevlana) and the large-scale historical project about the last Khorezmshah, made by the creator of the Resurrection Ertugrul and The Ottoman Mehmet Bozdağ, remakes of Japanese dramas and American TV shows. But you will learn about all this in the next video. Stay with us and do not forget to subscribe to our channel!