In April 2018, Netflix announced it would produce its first Turkish Netflix Original, The Protector. With the end of the year fast approaching we still don’t have a confirmed release date. This is all we know about The Protector.
In the last few years, Netflix has expanded its Original library in droves. Although most of their Originals have been produced in English, Netflix is also expanding into new countries. With popular titles such as Sacred Games (Indian) and The Rain (Danish), it’s easy to see why Netflix is eager to expand its influence across other markets.
Netflix already has many Turkish films and series in its library. It was therefore only natural that Netflix would create their own Turkish Original Series. The new action sci-fi drama could make for a great viewing experience. According to the title, this show's premise is:
The series follows the epic adventure of Hakan, a young shopkeeper whose modern world gets turned upside down when he learns he’s connected to a secret, ancient order, tasked with protecting Istanbul. At the story’s start, Hakan couldn’t be further from a hero — just an ordinary guy in this city of 15 million, where East meets West and past meets present. He must quickly learn that his hometown is under threat from the mysterious, mystical Immortals, and it’s his job to stop them. It’s a task he’s not only unprepared for, but resists — will he fulfill his destiny as the last protector?
Non-Turkish speakers would not be able to understand many Turkish TV and movie stars. Below is a list of the core cast.
|Where have I seen them before?
|Medcezir, Içerde, Adini Feriha Koydum
|Ayça Aysin Turan
|Meryem, Cute & Dangerous, Karagul
|In July, Big Game, Short Sharp Shock
|Snow, Medcezir, Manyak
|Hunting Season, Remember Darling, Dark Spells
|Mehmet Yilmaz Ak
|The Pit, Içerde, Ceset
|Butterflies, Görümce, 91.1
|Sadece Sen, Cehennem 3D, Kurt Seyit ve Sura
The Protector will be released sometime during the last quarter 2018.
Season 1 currently has 10 episodes.
It has been noted on IMDB as a possible second season, but there are no confirmations from Netflix.
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