13 OCT 2023

Mipcom 2023: Madd Entertainment unveils five new Turkish drama series

The titles it will present at the conference include "Wild Heart," "The Brave," "Dirty Laundry," "My Wonderful Life" and "Light In The Dark."

13 OCT 2023

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Madd Entertainment unveiled details about the five Turkish Drama fall series it will present at Mipcom Cannes. The titles it will present at the conference include "Wild Heart," "The Brave," "Dirty Laundry," "My Wonderful Life" and "Light In The Dark." “It feels like yesterday we attended our first Mipcom,” Managing Director Ateş İnce said. “Five years on, Madd Entertainment is the leading distributor of Turkish Drama, and our fall slate reflects that.”

"Wild Heart" premiered on Turkiye’s FOX network 12 September and quickly became Tuesday’s top- rated drama. The new series is produced by NTC Medya and features many stars, including Halit Özgür Sarı, Dolunay Soysert, Simay Barlas, Bertan Asllani, Yurdaer Okur, and Osman Alkaş. Audience growth has been strong for the hit series, which airs under the Turkish title Yabani and is shaping up to be the most popular new show of the season. The title follows the remarkable journey of Ali, who was abducted as a boy and ended up working for the gang who kidnapped him. After enduring years of hardship, Ali renames himself Yaman and escapes his captors to build a new, better life together with his three friends. Things are not easy for this new family, but they work hard and are able to leave their dark past behind. Through it all, Yaman somehow manages to keep his soul pure and never succumbs to the darkness that surrounds him.

Things get complicated when Yaman meets Rüya, a beautiful girl from the rich side of town. Her boyfriend nearly overdosed, and it’s up to Yaman to save him. He delivers Rüya’s boyfriend to his mother who is a senior doctor. Later, after the boyfriend beats up Yaman’s best friend in retaliation for exposing his drug problem to his mother, Yaman goes to his home to take revenge. That is when Yaman realizes
that Rüya’s boyfriend is his brother, and he is actually Ali Soysalan, the boy who was kidnapped 15 years ago.

"The Brave" premiered September 21 on FOX under the title Hudutsuz Sevda. The popular new series has nearly doubled its audience in the highly competitive Thursday night frame. The story of Halil İbrahim Karasu, who returns to the Black Sea village of his birth. Halil was forced to flee when he was just five years old, after his father was murdered by the local crime boss Rızvan Leto. Twenty years later, Halil came home to marry his childhood sweetheart, Yasemin.

Yasemin is murdered by Rızvan’s son, his mission takes on a whole new direction: Halil becomes a one- man army with the sole purpose of destroying Rızvan Leto. Halil gains some unexpected allies as he works his way though Rızvan’s criminal operations, including Rızvan’s daughter Zeynep. Zeynep wants to move on from the illegitimate life, and once she learned the truth about what her family did to Halil she had no choice but to help him. Zeynep’s schoolgirl crush on Halil is soon rekindled, and before long she falls madly in love with her father’s enemy – and there is nothing more dangerous than a Black Sea woman in love.

"Dirty Laundry" is a new top 10 series from Medyapim airing Sunday nights on FOX under the title Kirli Sepeti. Ratings have grown steadily over the first month in this moving portrait of the cleaners, caregivers and household help who work behind the scenes to make a wealthy lifestyle possible. It is the story of one such group of resilient women whose lives are spent cleaning up the messes left by others.

Meryem, one of these women, tragically falls to her death while working in a house, an event that goes unnoticed by the people she served. İlkgül, Meryem's friend, and Kahraman, a journalist, join forces to uncover the truth behind Meryem's untimely demise.  Meryem’s death is a wakeup call to her friends, each of whom faces their own private challenges. For her children’s sake, Songül has endured a demanding employer for years after a difficult divorce. She is like an elder sister, finding jobs and giving advice to all the other ladies. Hayriye seems like a cheerful woman on the surface, taking on all the most challenging jobs and barging in to help everyone with their problems, but her impulsiveness masks a deep sensitivity to others which often brings her pain. Medine, on the other hand, is a moral, conservative woman who silently endures mistreatment to support her sister. But when Medine discovers wrongdoing at her employers’ home, she cannot expose it without destroying their family.

These stories, along with Meryem's mysterious death, bring to the forefront the hidden lives of these invisible women. "Dirty Laundry" features an all-star ensemble including Ayça Bingöl, Ceren Moray, Devrim Yakut, Melisa Döngel, Serkay Tütüncü as well as newcomers Cansu Tosun ( and Halil İbrahim Ceylan.

MY WONDERFUL LIFE is an upcoming new drama from Ay Yapim, which will air as Şahane Hayatım on Turkiye’s top-rated FOX network. The series stars Hilal Altınbilek (Bitterlands, Black Rose) as Şebnem—an anti-heroine born from adversity—who claws her way to the top of society’s ladder. A scholarship kid at an elite school for the super-rich, no one thought she would make it to their level. But
with a dash of plastic surgery and unwavering ambition, Şebnem seizes the ultimate prize: a wealthy husband named Onur, played by Yiğit Özşener (Ezel) Their union promises luxury, privilege, and the envy of all who bear witness. However, the illusion crumbles when the ghosts of Şebnem's past resurface, threatening her picture-perfect existence.

Amidst the glitz and glamour, Şebnem’s life takes a turn as her criminal history comes back to haunt her. Between protecting her family, preserving her status, and reconciling the darkness in her past, Şebnem’s life becomes a twisted dance. From her entanglement with the magnetic homicide captain, Mesut,played by Onur Tuna (Hidden Truth, A Miracle), to her rivalry with Onur's haunting ex, Melisa, and the relentless hatred of Aysel, Onur's mother, Şebnem finds herself fighting battles on multiple fronts.

"Light In The Dark" is a spellbinding new drama coming soon from AyNA Yapim, a group company of Ay Yapim. The series is adapted by Mediaset Italy’s critically acclaimed series On the Brink and will air on Kanal D under the title Bir Derdim Var.

The series tells the story of Dr. Nilüfer Toska, a dedicated psychiatrist with a special talent for helping troubled teens. For Dr. Nilüfer, there are no hopeless cases. Her unique understanding of the adolescent mind keeps her one step ahead of her colleagues. But Dr. Nilüfer’s genius carries a steep price. Despite her success, she is haunted by an awful secret that, if it ever came out, could ruin her career.

Dr. Nilüfer’s nemesis is Ömer, an uncompromising prosecutor who believes that the only way to help a juvenile delinquent is to strictly enforce the law. His own troubled adolescence taught Ömer that punishment is the only cure, and Dr. Nilüfer’s gentle approach exasperates him. One case after another puts them on opposite sides of the table, but their shared desire to help these kids – as well as their own troubled pasts – draws them together. "Light In The Dark" explores the balance between logic and emotions in a world where things are seldom black and white.

This fascinating new fall series features international star Birce Akalay (As the Crow Flies, The Choice, Price of Passion) in a moving performance as the gifted but haunted Nilüfer and Mert Fırat (Stiletto Vendetta, Redemption) as the uncompromising prosecutor Ömer.

THE BRAVE, DIRTY LAUNDRY, LIGHT IN THE DARK, MY WONDERFUL LIFE and WILD HEART are distributed to the international market exclusively by MADD Entertainment. 

It feels like yesterday we attended our first Mipcom. Five years on, Madd Entertainment is the leading distributor of Turkish Drama, and our fall slate reflects that” Ateş İnce Managing Director,