"The Bad Penny"
Madd Entertainment, one of the world’s leading distributors of Turkish dramas, is bringing to MIP Cancun four new series that are already earning big ratings back home: “Family Secrets,” “All About Marriage,” “The Bad Penny,” and “My New Family”. They all comprise an impressive fall slate of new dramas at the very top tier of Turkish TV ratings.
“Family Secrets” is the hottest new series that premiered strong earlier this fall and has grown its audience to become Turkey’s top drama. The ninth episode reached a 10.38 % rating, and it shows no sign of slowing down. This Ay Yapim series (broadcast as “Yargı” on Kanal D) features Pınar Deniz as Ceylin, a tough lawyer willing to bend the rules in the service of justice. Kaan Urgancıoğlu plays Ilgaz, a no-nonsense prosecutor who does everything by the book. The two of them mix like oil and water, but when Ilgaz’s brother is accused of murder, it is Ceylin he goes to for help.
Another hit series that keeps growing its audience is “All About Marriage”. The eight episode of this new MF Yapim drama has reached a 6.38% rating on Turkey’s Fox network, where it airs as “Evlilik Hakkında Her Şey”. The show is about a clan of high-powered divorce lawyers whose clients include billionaires, celebrities, and sometimes even themselves. “All About Marriage” features a star-studded cast, including Gökçe Bahadır, Yiğit Kiraz, Sarp Akkaya, Sumru Yavrucuk, Gökçe Eyüboğlu, Erdal Küçükkömürcü, and Fırat Altunmeşe.
The third title is “The Bad Penny,” a new drama from Ay Yapim that launched strong November 1 on Show TV with a 6.92 % rating in the 20+ABC1 cohort. In it, a serial killer stalks a Romani neighborhood, and a hardboiled police captain must team up with a Gypsy crime boss to bring the killer to justice. Along the way, the cop unexpectedly falls for the Mafiosi’s sister. This original series pairs two opposites in a sizzling exploration of law versus justice, featuring unforgettable performances by two of Turkey’s top leading men, Ekin Koç and Uraz Kaygilaroglu.
Finally, “My New Family” is a new series from Medyapim that debuted last week on Fox TV to a 4.38% rating in the 20+ABC1 cohort, in which a sad and lonely girl starts a new life with a family full of love and happiness. This heartwarming new drama is adapted from an original series by Japan’s Nippon TV. Featuring lead actors Bugra Gülsoy and Hazal Kaya, “My New Family” is a major pillar of Fox TV’s new fall season.