Umut Aral is directing a series starring James Franco

Umut Aral

Umut Aral

Turkish director Umut Aral has participated in the filming of a series featuring the renowned American actor James Franco in the lead role.

Umut Aral, known for directing digital projects such as “The Protector,” “Love 101,” “Who We Were Running Away From, Mom,” and “Yakamoz S245,” has taken the director’s chair for the series “Quarantine.” The series is produced by Adi Hasak, the creator of the American crime drama “Shades of Blue” starring Jennifer Lopez, Ray Liotta, and Drea de Matteo.

The filming of the series “Quarantine,” featuring James Franco and Yakub Al-Fahran, the star of the Oscar-nominated film “127 Hours,” took place in Beirut and Greece. Umut Aral, eagerly anticipating the release of the “Quarantine” series, which will be presented first in Cannes, then in London, and subsequently at the Berlinale, stated:

“I am very excited to share news about my latest project, ‘Quarantine’—an exciting international crime drama in which I had the honor to participate. This incredible series was created by the globally renowned director and producer Adi Hasak and produced by MBC Group, Asacha Media Group, and Dynamic TV. It was a tremendous pleasure and privilege for me to work alongside the exceptionally talented James Franco and Yakub Al-Fahran, as well as Earl Cave, Reham Al-Kassar, Yasmina El Abd, Cynthia Khalifeh, Marwa Khalil, Said Serhan, Mido Kotayni, and Nicolas Mouawad. The ‘Quarantine’ series took me on an unforgettable journey, recently becoming part of Mipcom in Cannes, and I can’t wait to share this captivating story with audiences worldwide…”