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“Midnight at The Pera Palace”: A 100 Year of Magical Journey in History

Netflix, one of the most popular broadcasting platforms in the world, is about to take to stage once again with the “Midnight at The Pera Palace”.  The world’s giant online content producer Netflix continues to develop and produce domestic content in Turkey without a break.

Turkish actress Hazal Kaya is the leading role of the series
Turkish actress Hazal Kaya is the leading role of the series

Netflix, which previously brought original contents such as Hakan: Muhafız (The Protector), Yarına Tek Bilet (One Way to Tomorrow), Rise of Empires: Ottoman, Atiye (The Gift), and Aşk 101 (Love 101) to its archive. What’s more, the platform also brought them together with the audience. Well, Netflix Turkey has recently announced the brand-new exciting and suspenseful TV series “Midnight at The Pera Palace”.

A picture from the back stage
A picture from the backstage

As for the original Turkish name of the series, it is “Pera Palas’ta Gece Yarısı”.

The Importance of Turkey for Netflix 

Pelin Diştaş is Netflix’s Turkey Original Content Director. She “Like Netflix, we believe that Turkey is among the impressive cultures of the world with its content power. The successes of original productions produced in our country all over the world also support this belief. Therefore, we are very excited to increase our content investment in Turkey. And in order to be able to do it, we sign new original productions. Furthermore, we will continue to tell the unique and powerful stories of Turkey to 190 countries.” said.

Assigned to write about the hotel, Esra (played by Hazal Kaya) accidentally discovers a room opening to 1919
Assigned to write about the hotel, Esra (played by Hazal Kaya) accidentally discovers a room opening to 1919

Technical Details of Midnight at The Pera Palace

Karga Seven Pictures, a Red Arrow Studios company, is taking on the production of “Midnight At The Pera Palace”. The series is based on Charles King‘s novel of the same name. As for the director of the series, Emre Şahin is taking on the directing. The screenwriter of the series, on the other hand, is Elif Usman.

Midnight at the Pera Palas is a quality period series
Midnight at the Pera Palas is a quality period series

What is the Story of Midnight at The Pera Palace?

Before we get started, let’s make it clear that the first season of the series consists of 8 episodes. The eight-episode series is about the encounter of Esra (played by Hazal Kaya), a young journalist, with the legendary Pera Palas Hotel in Istanbul.

Hazal Kaya and Selahattin Paşalı
Hazal Kaya and Selahattin Paşalı

The Magical Door of the Historical Pera Palace Hotel

Assigned to write about the hotel, Esra accidentally discovers that one of the historical rooms is a door that opens to 1919. Thus, she sets off a magical journey back in time and gets caught in a political conspiracy against Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey.

Unexpected Acquaintance in Tunnels of History

Now Esra, together with the cunning hotel manager Ahmet (played by Selahattin Paşalı), has to protect the flow of Turkey’s history and its future. However, Esra meets the handsome and mysterious Halit (played by Engin Hepileri). He is the owner of Istanbul’s craziest club. Then, she realizes that nothing is as it seems in 1919 Istanbul and that no one is who she says she is.

Midnight at the Pera Palace (Pera Palas'ta Gece Yarısı)
Midnight at the Pera Palace (Pera Palas’ta Gece Yarısı)

When Can I Watch Midnight at The Pera Palace?

The brand-new Turkish original series of Netflix will be available on Netflix as of March 3, 2022. Like we said before, the production company has come to an agreement for the first 8 episodes for now. However, according to the success of the project, there might be new episodes soon.

The Cast of the Series

The series stars some of the most talented Turkish actors and actresses such as Hazal Kaya, Selahattin Paşalı, Engin Hepileri, Tansu Biçer, James Chalmers, Yasemin Szawlowski.

Midnight at The Pera Palace is a fascinating project with its huge production
Midnight at The Pera Palace is a fascinating project with its huge production

Adaptation from a Novel with the Same Name

The series is an adaptation of the book “Midnight At The Pera Palace” by Charles King. The first edition of the novel was published in 2015.

One of the Most Ambitious Productions of the Year

The series has already caused great excitement for the Turkish audience population. Both the story of the series and the cast are the main reasons to explain this curiosity. On the other hand, it will be an extraordinary and exciting experience to witness the end of an Empire and the beginning of the Turkish Republic at once.

Midnight at the Pera Palace will be available on Netflix on March 3, 2020
Midnight at the Pera Palace will be available on Netflix on March 3, 2020

Where Can I Watch Midnight at The Pera Palace?

You can watch the series by clicking here in case you have a Netflix account. And below, you can see the official trailer of the upcoming series:

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