Netflix announces 6 titles shot in Turkey

It looks like fans in Turkey will be getting their fill of entertainment soon, as Netflix has announced six more originals, including a renewal for the drama series The Gift which will be shot in the beautiful country.

Pelin Distas, Director of Original Content, placed emphasis on Turkey’s beauty and culture as a big reason in shooting the upcoming originals there.

“Turkey, with its rich history and cultural heritage, is home to many untold stories. We also know that we have great writers, great actors, great directors and great crews. We believe that these authentic stories, told by these amazing talents, would be a joy to watch for our members all around the world. This is why we continue to invest in more and more Netflix originals in Turkey.”

Pelin Distas

The upcoming titles are three new original series that will launch in 2021, one unscripted programming, one branded original film and one season renewal. The details of these shows and movies are:

If Only – This upcoming series tells the story of an unhappy housewife Reyhan stuck in her marriage with Nadir. Reyhan finds herself helpless until a miracle takes place and she teleported back in time to the night Nadir proposes to her but with her all her wisdom.

If Only has been created by Ece Yorenc and directed by Cagan Irmak. The series stars Ozge Ozpirincci as Reyhan and Birkan Sokullu as Nadir.

Fatma – When an ordinary cleaning lady commits an unexpected murder while searching for her missing husband, her life will twist and turn in ways she never imagined. The web series Fatma will see the woman try to survive in this cruel she just entered. Towards the end, we will see her turn into something monstrous, maybe something she was always hiding inside her.

Fatma has been created and directed by Ozgur Onurme and produced by Basak Abacigil.

Hot Skull – The world has been taken over by an epidemic of madness (surprise surprise) that spreads through speech. Murat Siyavus, who has hidden himself away for a long time, is the only one immune to it. Hunted by the ruthless Anti-Epidemic Institution, Murat is forced to leave his hideout and go searching for the secret of his Hot Skull; a mark of the disease.

One Way for Tomorrow – This original sets precedent as it’s the first Netflix original movie coming out of Turkey. The film will show the romantic story of two strangers who meet on a journey from Ankara to Izmir. The upcoming movie stars Dilan Cicek Deniz and Metin Akdulger and has been directed and created by Ozan Aciktan.

Exatlon Challenge – This upcoming version of an already existing Exalton is an epic sports reality show that is seeking the best player of the influencers. Challenge is hosted by Orkun Isitmak as well as a special reality face-off segment on each episode by Oguzhan Ugur. The show will be available to stream on Netflix come July 3rd.

The Gift Season 3 Renewal – The successful show has been picked up for a third and final season which will launch in 2021. The second season of the show will be launched in September this year while principal photography of the third is expected to start this spring.

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