Netflix Turkey has announced its upcoming slate of new titles that will launch globally on Netflix through 2024.
As announced by Pelin Diştaş, Netflix Turkey Original Content Director, the titles below are Turkish productions that will be translated into more than 30 languages and be shown in 190 countries exclusively on Netflix.
Slated to launch between December 2022 and 2023 are:
10 Days of a Good Man (Iyi Adamin 10 Günü)
Director Uluç Bayraktar (Karadayi, Ezel) makes his film debut with 10 Days of a Good Man, the first title in what will be a trilogy produced by Ay Yapım. The movie asks: If you haven’t harmed anybody in your entire life, can you say that you are really a good person? If you are willing to get your hands dirty for justice, does that make you a bad person? Seeking the answers to these questions is Sadık, played by Nejat İşler (Çukur).
Adapted from Mehmet Eroğlu‘s novels, 10 Days of a Good Man is written by Mehmet Eroğlu and Damla Serim. The second film in the trilogy, 10 Days of a Bad Man, is also planned to be released in 2023.
This film, a modern adaptation of Atıf Yılmaz’s 1986 same-titled movie, centers on Dilara, a young actress in a TV commercial for Belinda, a shampoo. During one of the rehearsals, Dilara’s life suddenly changes, as she realizes that all of the elements of the script have become real. Now she is Handan, the character in the commercial, despite her desperate efforts to prove otherwise.
Written by Hakan Bonomo (In Good Hands) and produced by OGM Pictures, the film stars Neslihan Atagül (The Ambassador’s Daughter), along with Necip Memili (Persona) and Serkan Çayoğlu (Wolf). The director is Deniz Yorulmazer (As the Crow Flies).
Starring Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ (Yakamoz S-245) and Funda Eryiğit (Ethos), Boğa Boğa is a thriller about a couple from Istanbul who settle in a village in the Aegean region to start a new and peaceful life — only to realize that they have many enemies here. The film is written by Hakan Günday (Persona) and directed by Onur Saylak (Kuzgun).
Creature is an adaptation of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. Set in the early 1900’s and stretching from Bursa to Istanbul, the series follows Ziya, an adventurous, rebellious, and excited young medical student who’s biggest wish is to be a very good physician and cure many epidemics that known medicine cannot cure. Standing between madness and genius, Doctor İhsan, whom Ziya met in Istanbul, is practically the only person in the world who can understand him. These two eccentric and wounded souls will pay a heavy price for the secret and forbidden experiment they embarked on together.
Created and directed by Çağan Irmak (Remember Us), the series stars Taner Ölmez (The Protector) and Erkan Koçak Köstendil (Çukur), along with Şifanur Gül (As the Crow Flies) and Bülent Şakrak (The Life and Movies of Erşan Kuneri). It is produced by O3 Medya.
Do Not Disturb (Ayzek ile Bir Gece)
Do Not Disturb is the first film under the multi-project deal between Cem Yılmaz (The Life and Movies of Erşan Kuneri) and Netflix, which includes multi-format content across six series, films, and stand-up. The story is a dramedy that centers on Ayzek (Cem Yılmaz), who has been a waiter on ferries for years. But after becoming unemployed due to the pandemic, he eventually finds a job working the night shift at a hotel. Who knows what will happen to Ayzek on his first night…
A production of Cmylmz Fikirsanat, the film is created, directed by, and stars Cem Yılmaz. Costars include Ahsen Eroğlu (Kuzgun), Celal Kadri Kınoğlu (Sweet Life), Nilperi Şahinkaya (Immortals), Özge Özberk (Remember Us), and Bülent Şakrak (The Hardest Thing).
Hot Skull (Sicak Kafa)
Already announced and set to premiere globally on Netflix next month is this drama set in a dystopian world. Read this article for details and the trailer.
Kimler Geldi Kimler Geçti (working title)
Written by Ece Yörenç (If Only) and produced by Ay Yapım, the series Kimler Geldi Kimler Geçti (working title) is a fresh and contemporary romantic comedy series whose “extreme love” story is filled with complicated relationships and high energy. It’s the story of different characters caught up in the search for a relationship.
Last Call For Istanbul
Beren Saat (The Gift) and Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ (Into the Night) star in Last Call For Istanbul, a new feature film directed by Gönenç Uyanık for OGM Pictures. In this story about New York, love and second chances, Serin crosses paths with Mehmet at New York’s JFK International Airport after her luggage was taken by another passenger. These two strangers in search of missing luggage embark on an exploration of love, marriage, and loyalty in the Big Apple.
In the series Shahmaran, Şahsu, while traveling to Adana as a lecturer, is is determined to confront her grandfather, who left her mother behind years ago. On this journey, Şahsu finds herself in the middle of an unusual and mysterious community called Mar, descended from Shahmaran. Believing in the legend of Shahmaran, one of the greatest symbols of love and wisdom, the Mar race awaits the completion of the historical prophecy with the arrival of Şahsu. Nothing will be the same again when Şahsu’s path crosses with Maran’s.
A project of TIMS&B Production, the series is directed by Umur Turagay (Portrait of Beauty), written by Pınar Bulut (A Miracle), and stars Serenay Sarıkaya (Fi) and Burak Deniz (Don’t Leave).
The Tailor (Terzi)
Starring Çağatay Ulusoy (The Protector), The Tailor tells the story of Peyami, a young and famous tailor who inherited his talent and a successful business from his grandfather. With his grandfather’s death, Peyami brings his biggest secret, his mentally ill father, into the core of his life in Istanbul and now has to take care of him without a soul finding out the truth. But then Esvet, while running away from an abusive relationship and hiding her own mystery, finds herself in the middle of Peyami’s secret.
Based on a true story, this OGM Pictures series is directed by Cem Karcı (The Red Room), and written by Rana Mamatlıoğlu (The Innocents) and Bekir Baran Sıtkı (In Between). Costars include Şifanur Gül (Creature), Salih Bademci (The Club), and Olgun Şimşek (Cici).
Who Were We Running From
Based on Perihan Mağden‘s novel of the same name, Who Were We Running From follows a mother (Melisa Sözen, The Bureau) and her young daughter, Bambi, as they are on the run, trying to stay away from someone. They stay in luxury hotels, keep on the move, and leave a trail of bodies behind them. But when posh hotels are replaced with seedy motels, it becomes clear that the fairy tale isn’t all that Bambi’s mother promised her. Produced by 1441 Production, the series is written by Ertan Kurtulan (Burned Cocoon).
The following titles are expected to be launched in 2024:
Created and directed by Özgür Önurme (Fatma), Asaf tells the story of an ordinary Uber driver with strong moral values trying to get his life back on track after his separation from his wife and son. One day an unfortunate accident changes Asaf’s life forever, as he becomes a pawn to the wrong people. The series will be produced by Idea Film.
Directed by Erdem Tepegöz (In the Shadows) and produced by Ay Yapım, Ash tells the story of a wealthy, married woman falling in love with a mysterious carpenter, a relationship that will lead to many conflicts. The film stars Mehmet Günsür (The Gift), Funda Eryiğit (Karadayi), and Alperen Duymaz (Crash).
The Town centers on two brothers who, after drifting apart over the years, reunite in their small hometown after the death of their mother. After discovering bags full of cash in the trunk of a crashed vehicle along with their loyal childhood friend, they find themselves stuck in a game of cat and mouse, squeezed between a rock and a hard place. Will they give up on their dreams or take the only shot at changing their lives? A project of Bir Film production, the series is directed by Seren Yüce (The Club), and written by Deniz Karaoğlu (Subat) and Doğu Yaşar Akal (More).
Untitled Berkun Oya Project
From Berkun Oya, the creator of Ethos and Cici, comes this series, which follows a family and their journey spanning decades. As we witness the mother, father, and child confront and defy both one another and the society surrounding them, the unorthodox narrative structure will allow viewers to immerse themselves in a realm of unique reality that includes life and death and beyond…
Last but not least, several of Netflix’s hit Turkish titles are returning in the coming months with new seasons/sequels, including Rise of Empires: Ottoman: Season 2, The Club: Part 3 (Kulüp), As the Crow Flies: Seasons 2 and 3 (Kus Uçusu), Love Tactics 2 (Ask Taktikleri 2), and Midnight at the Pera Palace: Season 2 (Pera Palas’ta Gece Yaris).
Stay tuned for updates.
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