Projects include a Netflix original film 'Struggle Alley' directed by Can Ulkay which will launch globally on March 15, 2021.
Netflix has announced that it will continue its investment in Turkey with new projects, both series and films, that will be produced in the country and available in 190 countries.
One of the series in the pipeline includes Fatma which tells the story of an ordinary cleaning lady who commits an unexpected murder while searching for her missing husband, Zafer. Fatma is set to be launched in 2021.
The screenplay is written by Ozgur Onurme who also shares the director seat with Ozer Feyzioglu. The show is produced by Basak Abacigil Sozeri. Starring Burcu Biricik with Ugur Yucel, Mehmet Yilmaz Ak, Hazal Turesan, Olgun Toker, Gulcin Kultur Sahin, Deniz Hamzaoglu and Cagdas Onur Ozturk.
Another series being developed is 50m2 which follows Gölge who is doing the dirty work of Servet Nadir, who raised him. He, who does not remember anything about his childhood but pursues the photograph that ties him to his past. Gölge, escaping with the secrets of Servet Nadir, takes refuge in a 50 square metre tailor shop in a neighbourhood named Güzelce.
The series is directed by Burak Aksak who is also directing the series together with Selcuk Aydemir. The show will launch on January 27, 2021, globally on Netflix.
Other projects include a Netflix original film Struggle Alley directed by Can Ulkay. The film will launch globally on March 15, 2021. Leyla Everlasting will be available from December 4, 2020.
Commenting on the new projects, Pelin Distas, Netflix’s Director of Original Content for Turkey said: “We believe that Turkey is one of the major creative centres for great storytelling that resonates around the world. Therefore, ramping up our investment with our new originals makes us extremely excited. We’re proud to continue creating global opportunities for the talented artists of this great country and sharing their authentic stories with our members in Turkey and around the world.”
Nuha Eltayeb, Director of Content Acquisitions for the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey at Netflix, remarked: “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. We hope that the new projects we announced today offer a glimpse of our love and passion for content made in Turkey.”