Global Agency acquired the international distribution rights to the Turkish mystic crime series “Aleph,” which delivered a record-high performance on FX and BluTV. Starring Kenan Imirzalioglu, Ahmet Mumtaz Taylan and Melisa Sozen, “Aleph” is a limited series directed by the award winning Emin Alper and produced by MAY Productions.
This eight-part crime series revolves around two detectives as they investigate a set of murders in Istanbul. The series opens with the discovery of a dead body in the Bosphorus. Then, the plot follows a young police detective named Kemal (Kenan Imirzalioglu) and his veteran partner Settar (Ahmet Mumtaz Taylan) in their pursuit of a serial killer. Yasar (Melisa Sozen), a university lecturer, joins the duo as they explore secret cults and symbols on the way to solving the mystery.
“‘Aleph’ is the first ever collaboration between FX and BluTV and we are very happy to be partnering with them. It has been generating a large amount of press and fan attention in Turkey. Its premiere on FX delivered six times higher viewership than the channel prime time average. Furthermore, BluTV has seen a significant upsurge in its membership subscription during the series premiere. It is a great success, and we are very proud to represent such a stunning series,” said Izzet Pinto, Founder and CEO of Global Agency.
Yadigar Belbuken, TWDC Turkey Media VP, Thematic Channels Content Distribution, expressed: “‘Aleph’ was developed by some of the best creative minds in the business. We’re very fortunate to have premiered the show as our first local series on FX in Turkey. We continue to seek new distribution opportunities to broaden the reach of our rapidly growing Turkish content portfolio. Joining forces with Global Agency offers us an opportunity to reach 700 clients around the world from day one. We’re delighted to take our existing partnership to the next level”.
Lastly, Deniz Şaşmaz Oflaz, Head of Content Acquisitions at BluTV, commented: “‘Aleph’ has become a passion project for BluTV and we believe its story will appeal to audiences around the world. In this regard we value our collaboration with Global Agency”.