26 OCT 2020

NETFLIX ANNOUNCES 1O-PROJECT INVESTMENT IN TURKEY

The slate was presented by the streaming giant's team in Turkey, set to be distributed across 190 countries. Most shows are set to air on the global platform throughout the early months of 2021.

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Netflix announced plans to further invest in Turkish content. The slate was presented by the streaming giant’s team in Turkey, which has selected 10 titles accessible in 190 countries. “We believe that Turkey is one of the major creative centers for great storytelling that resonates around the world. Therefore, ramping up our investment with our new originals makes us extremely excited,” Pelin Distas, Netflix’s Director of Original Content for Turkey said. 

“Fatma” is set to be launched in 2021. The show was produced by Basak Abacigil, with Ozgur Onurme serving as screenplay producer and general director for the title, alongside Ozer Feyzioglu. The show stars Burcu Biricik with Ugur Yucel, Mehmet Yilmaz Ak, Hazal Turesan, Olgun Toker, Gulcin Kultur Sahin, Deniz Hamzaoglu, and Cagdas Onur Ozturk. “Fatma,” tells the story of an ordinary cleaning lady who commits an unexpected murder while searching for her missing husband, Zafer. 

“50m2,” produced by BKM, is set to launch on 27th January 2021 on Netflix. The show stars  Engin Ozturk, directed by  Burak Aksak and Selcuk Aydemir. Despite not remembering his childhood, Gölge does the dirty work for Servet Nadir in turn for a second chance. Escaping with secrets of Servet Nadir’s childhood, he then takes refuge in a 50 square meter tailor shop in a neighborhood named Güzelce. Gölge then turns out to change the neighborhood and the neighborhood changes Gölge. “Struggle Alle,” set to launch 15th March 2021, stars Cagatay Ulusoy and Emir Ali Dogrul, is directed by the talented Can Ulkay,  produced by OGM Pictures, and scripted by Ercan Mehmet Erdem. The film tells the story of Mehmet, an impoverished, old neighborhood in Istanbul, brutally shaped by emigration. 

“Leyla Everlasting” serves as Ezel Akay’s newest original film. It stars Haluk Bilginer, Demet Akbag, Elcin Sangu, FFiratırat Tanis, and Alican Yucesoy.  Set to launch on 8th January on the platform, and written by Berkun Oya. Engin Gunaydın contributed to the film, accompanied by renowned talent Haluk Bilginer, Binnur Kaya, Oner Erkan, Fatih Artman, and Irem Sak, “Azizler” showcases the story of Aziz, who undergoes an existential crisis after longing for his youth, he is not happy with his work nor his private life, which has been decided for him by his closest relatives. The circumstances turn him into a pathological liar to a point there’s no turning back. 

“Azizler” will launch on 8th January only on Netflix. Starring Kivanc Tatlitug and directed by Tolga Karacelik, the eight-episode show is produced by OGM Pictures. It follows a submarine story about An untitled submarine story written by Atasay Koc, Cansu Coban, and Sami Berat Marcali, and Jason George. The film follows instructor and marine Biologist Arman is set to join in a research mission aboard a submarine. As Arman and his crew try to figure out what's happening to the world he also questions what the true mission of this submarine is. 

Produced by Ay Yapım, written by Hakan Gunday and directed by  Onur Saylak, “The Uysals” also serves as part of the slate. The series sees an Architect Oktay Uysal starts living a double life as a punk, as a secret from his family. Simultaneously, his wife and kids as well as his dad also lead their own double lives.  “Midnight at the Pera Palace“ a Red Arrow Studios company created and produced by Karga Seven Pictures and written by Elif Usman and directed by Karga’s Emre Sahi, is adapted from the award-winning non-fiction book of the same name written by Charles King.  “As the Crow Flies” depicts a new story about the clash between Gen X who still stands in decision-making positions in corporate life and Gen Z who is strongly rising.

“Ersan Kuneri,” created and directed by Cem Yilmaz, we will also see him as the lead actor in this 8 episode sitcom series produced by Cmylmz Fikirsanat. The film will be directed by Andac Haznedaroğlu and features names like Ecem Erkek, Engin Alkan, Devrim Yakut, Merve Dizdar, Ushan Cakir, and Bulent Colak.  Lastly, “Summer ’96” will debut on Netflix in July 2021. The film is produced by OGM Pictures. The story takes place in the summer of 1996 in Southern Turkey.  "We are thrilled to expand our cooperation with Turkey’s talented storytellers. With an ever-growing slate of original movies and licensed content across a rich variety of genres, we want to give our members more moments to share the joy that comes from being immersed in great stories,” Nuha Eltayeb, Director of Content Acquisitions for the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey at Netflix. 

We are thrilled to expand our cooperation with Turkey’s talented storytellers. With an ever-growing slate of original movies and licensed content across a rich variety of genres, we want to give our members more moments to share the joy that comes from being immersed in great stories.” Nuha Eltayeb Director of Content Acquisitions, Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey, Netlix

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