NETFLIX ANNOUNCES NEW ‘ OTTOMAN RISING ‘ SERIES
As most of us who watch Turkish drama will know, Netflix does air some of the best Turkish series translated to English. We are currently eagerly awaiting an air date for the series The Protector starring Cagatay Ulusoy. Now Netflix has announced that they have ordered a six-part series on the life of Ottoman ruler Mehmed II ( Mehmed the Conqueror ). It has the provisional title Ottoman Rising.
It will be a mix of both scripted scenes and documentary elements following Mehmed’s rise as the Ottoman ruler. He ruled from 1451 until 1481. Sarah Wetherbee, Kelly McPherson and Emre Sahin will executive produce the series for Karga Seven, a Red Arrow Studios company. STX has retained first-run distribution rights in China and Turkey, with Netflix in charge of the rest of the global launch.
Recently Kenan Imirzalioglu played the role of Mehmed in a large budget series that sadly was axed after only a few episodes. There have been no reports of cast etc at present, although I’m hoping that they will cast Turkish actors in the roles. We will bring you any further updates as soon as we know more details.