Çağatay Ulusoy has become the highest-paid Turkish actor
Çağatay Ulusoy, who is preparing to return to Turkish screens with the new series “Ruthless / Gaddar,” has set a unique record by becoming the highest-paid Turkish actor on television.
According to the renowned journalist Birsen Altuntaş, Çağatay Ulusoy, one of the most successful actors in the Turkish film industry, has set a record by signing a contract for the series “Ruthless / Gaddar,” produced by Kerem Çatay. This will be their fourth collaborative project, with previous collaborations on the series “The Tide” and “Insider,” as well as the film “Wild Honey.”
Over the past two years, Çağatay has preferred to work on digital platforms, playing leading roles in the series “The Tailor / Terzi” and “Kübra,” as well as the film “Gentleman / Centilmen.” His return to television after a six-year absence is eagerly anticipated by Turkish viewers.
In the new Ay Yapım show, the actor will portray the character named Levent. The series is written by Hürer Ebeoğlu and directed by Sinan Öztürk, known for his work on the series “The Pit.” The actress playing the main female role of the character named Aydın has not been announced yet, but one confirmed cast member is Fatih Berk Şahin.
Çağatay Ulusoy had previously made headlines as the first Turkish actor to sign an agreement with the digital platform Netflix. His projects on the platform have garnered significant interest from international audiences. Now, he has signed a contract with a record fee and additional bonuses, making it the highest-paid deal in the history of Turkish TV.
According to the journalist, Çağatay will receive more than 2 million Turkish liras per episode, making him the highest-paid actor in the Turkish showbiz industry. Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ is in the second position, receiving 1.5 million Turkish liras per episode for the series “The Family.”