Having recently closed their sixth deal together, Nippon TV, Japan’s multiplatform entertainment powerhouse, announced that Fox Turkey is set to start airing “Cocukluk,” the Turkish version of its hit series “Abandoned,” on Friday, October 9. Created and produced by Medyapim and MF Yapim, two of the leading production companies in Turkey, “Cocukluk” (which means “childhood” in Turkish) features Beren Gökyıldız and Kübra Süzgün.
“We were once again thrilled to hear that ‘Abandoned’ was going to be produced by the hit making creators Medyapim and MF Yapim, and air on Fox Turkey immediately after the enormous success of ‘Kadin’ (the remake of our ‘Woman’). ‘Cocukluk’ features two Turkish superstar child actresses who were the lead characters in the remakes of our ‘Mother’ (Anne) and ‘Woman’ (Kadin),” commented Mikiko Nishiyama, Managing Director of International Business Development at Nippon TV.
“We are so honored that Medyapim and MF Yapim took the same strategy that we did when we created ‘Abandoned’ for the Japanese audience in casting these amazing young talents. It is very humbling to see how our format helped in bringing light to these young generations and we have so much confidence that this story will touch audiences with their proven strong performance, not only in Turkey, but also around the world,” Nishiyama added.
Meanwhile, Fatih Aksoy, President of Medyapim, commented: “This will be the fourth collaboration of Nippon TV-Medyapim-MF Yapim after ‘Mother,’ ‘Woman’ and ‘The Teacher’. The first three series attained great success both in Turkey and around the world. I believe that with the power of its story and its talented cast, this series will also achieve great success”.
“Abandoned” is a touching drama seen through the eyes of children dealing with the harsh reality of life in an orphanage. While facing many challenges, these young children long to be adopted. Only after agreeing to become a member of a new family, the orphans learn of their past given names. Are innocence and happiness lost forever when abandoned, or will these children ultimately find their place in the world? This series will take the viewers into the hearts of children while displaying what it means for them to love and be loved.
It is very humbling to see how our format helped in bringing light to these young generations and we have so much confidence that this story will touch audiences with their proven strong performance” Mikiko Nishiyama Managing Director of International Business Development at Nippon TV