Paramount+ has set off to the Turkish market with the assertive series The Turkish Detective. The series is an adaptation of Barbara Nadel’s CWA Silver Dagger Award-winning novels. The series, in the meantime, is featuring Detective Inspectors Cetin Ikmen (played by Haluk Bilginer) and Mehmet Suleyman (played by Ethan Kai). The beautiful Turkish actress Yasemin Kay Allen will also accompany the two as the detective Ayse Farsakoglu.
Well, this assertive production, which brings Haluk Bilginer, Yasemin Kay Allen, and Ethan Kai, caused great excitement. Filming of the series started in April and we expect the series will debut in 2023, next year.
Well, let’s get to the details.
“The Turkish Detective”: The Assertive Production of 2023
So far, we have learned that the Emmy-winning Turkish actor Haluk Bilginer and Turkish-British actress Yasemin Kay Allen will star in the leading roles of the series.
Filming Location of the Series
This intriguing crime thriller is set in modern-day Istanbul. Well, as of April, the filming of the series has begun.
Producer of ‘The Turkish Detective’
Miramax and leading Turkish production company Ay Yapim are the producers of the series in association with VIS, Paramount’s international studio.
Where and When Can I Watch The Turkish Detective?
So, we expect that The Turkish Detective will be available to watch in next year, 2023. As for the platform on which we will be able to watch it, Paramount+ is the broadcaster of the series. So, we need to wait a little longer…
What About Other Technical Details on The Turkish Detective?
Well, according to the news of the famous American site Deadline, Ben Schiffer is the writer and the executive producer of the series. Niels Arden Oplev, on the other hand, is the director of the series. You will probably remember this name from The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
What is the Story of The Turkish Detective?
Well, to begin with, the first season of the series consists of eight-episode. So, the first season is based on the 24-novel series. What’s more, it depicts the lead character Inspector Cetin Ikmen (Haluk Bilginer), his partner Mehmet Suleyman (Ethan Kai), and Detective Ayse Farsakoglu (Yasemin Kay Allen).
The three, during the series, are going through ups and downs as they solve crimes. Well, each crime story is heavily rooted in the varied culture and history of the magnificent city of Istanbul. And as we watch the series, we will witness the furious world of modern-day Turkey.
Nicole Clemens: “A Universally Intriguing Crime Thriller”
The President of Paramount+ Original Scripted Series Nicole Clemens said that “The Turkish Detective is a universally intriguing crime thriller set against the landscape of one of the most stunning, culturally rich cities in the world.” She also added that “we look forward to seeing Barbara Nadel’s incredible novels come to life in this series for Paramount+’s growing global audience.”
VIS and Miramax Came Together for The Turkish Detective
VIS and Miramax partnered to produce The Turkish Detective in June 2020 in the company’s first collaboration. This partnership became possible after Paramount (then-ViacomCBS) took a 49% stake in the film and TV studio in April 2020.
Well, the project subsequently was set up at Paramount’s streaming platform, Paramount+.
A Thrilling Series for the Global Audience
Marc Helwig, the Head of Worldwide Television said that “Miramax is very happy to partner with Paramount+ to produce this riveting, contemporary drama series. It is from writer Ben Schiffer and internationally acclaimed filmmaker Niels Arden Oplev for a global audience.”
Paramount Global Content Distribution will distribute the series outside of the markets where Paramount+ is available.
At Paramount+, Miramax Television also has in the works a TV series adaptation of Robert Altman’s 1994 fashion industry satire Prêt-à-Porter.
Well, in addition to all, Miramax TV has also a Netflix green light pending for The Gentlemen. It is a series adaptation of the 2019 Guy Ritchie movie. Guy Ritchie was co-writing, directing, and executive producing the film. So, the series is in development at the streamer The Henna Artist, with Freida Pinto attached to star and executive produce.