Will Atiye / The Gift be banned on Netflix?
The creators of the Netflix series Atiye / The Gift were sued. What are the claims of the author of the book and what is the risk to the producers? Won’t we see a continuation of this fascinating story?
The shooting of the third season of the series Atiye / The Gift starring Beren Saat, Mehmet Günsür, Melisa Şenolsun and Metin Akdülger continues in Mardin. Selma Ergeç also joined the cast of the project. She will play an important character who will change the fate of the heroes of the series.
Recall that the premiere of the second season of the Netflix series is scheduled for September. However, whether a new season will be released or viewers will not see the continuation of this exciting story is not yet clear. According to Turkish media, the writer Şengül Boybaş allegedly sued OG Medya, demanding not to allow the release of the 2nd and 3rd seasons of the show. Ms. Boybaş points out that her rights as the author of the original book were violated: her name does not appear in the credits, in the promo, on the poster, she was not invited to official events on the occasion of the launch of the series in Turkey.
Let’s note some inconsistencies in media information. The name of the writer appears in the credits, and everyone who has access to Netflix can make sure of this. She attended official events, and also gave interviews about the launch of the series to the Turkish press. And the company producing the series is not called OG Medya, but OGM Pictures.
Let us remind you that this is not the first time that the Turkish press has reported on copyright infringement and litigation against Netflix series. Before the release of the third season of The Protector, it was also reported that a lawsuit had been filed with a complaint about the use of Adem Biyik’s script “Kerem – the son of Istanbul”. However, after the release of the series, the lawsuit magically resolved. It seems that this is just a PR of the series or the writer and nothing else.
So what’s really going on? Is there a lawsuit or is it still not the smartest PR move? Will the next seasons of Atiye / The Gift be available on the platform? We will find out about this in the very near future.