Netflix to launch first Turkish original series

The series is expected to launch globally in 2018
Erik Barmack
Erik Barmack

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Netflix has joined hands with Istanbul-based production company O3 Medya and producer Onur Guvenatam to work on its first original series from Turkey expected to launch in 2018.

Weaving a hero-driven action story with Ottoman and Turkish legend and history, the 10-episode series will be written and produced in Turkey.

The drama focuses on a young man who discovers that he has special powers. When dark forces that threaten to destroy Istanbul emerge, he must team up with a group of misfit friends to harness these powers to defend the city and all of mankind.

The show will explore the rich cultural history of Istanbul and take the audience on a riveting journey into the heart of this magical city.

The series will expand the broad offering of Turkish content currently available on Netflix, including licensed dramas such as Magnificent Century, Ezel and Lovebird.

"We're thrilled to confirm that we will be producing our first Turkish original series and are very happy to be working with O3 Medya on this project, which is young, fresh, and exciting. We believe that Netflix will be the perfect global platform for this great Turkish production and we can't wait to share more details later this year," said Erik Barmack, vice president of International Original Series at Netflix.

 

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