The world’s leading internet entertainment service Netflix’s anticipated next original Turkish series The Gift began principal photography. Beren Saat is starring as the leading role in Atiye – The Gift Turkish mystery drama which will take eight-episode. The world-wide name of the series is The Gift because of Atiye means gift (in Turkish “hediye”) in old Turkish.
The cast also of The Gift includes famous actors and actresses of Turkey such as Mehmet Gunsur and Melisa Senolsun. Metin Akdülger, Basak Koklukaya, Civan Canova and Tim Seyfi are also taking place in Atiye – The Gift. The filming will begin in Istanbul and continue in various cities of Southeastern Anatolia, primarily in Gobeklitepe.
Metin Akdülger, by the way, played in Şahsiyet – Persona Turkish mini internet series. The series brought the best actor nomination to Turkish master actor Haluk Bilginer in Emmy Awards. You can read our news in “A Nomination From Turkey for International Emmy Awards”.
The Technical Team of Atiye – The Gift Turkish Netflix Drama
Onur Guvenatam will executive produce the series alongside with Ozge Bagdatlioglu and Jason George. Jason George is also partnering with Nuran Evren Sit as a writer. Alex Sutherland, on the other hand, is the producer. Ozan Aciktan and Gonenc Uyanik are the directors of Atiye – “The Gift” Turkish Netflix series. Furthermore, the set has debuted in 2019.
The Storyline of Atiye – The Gift Turkish Mystery Drama
The series follows the life of Atiye (played by Beren Saat). Atiye is a young and beautiful painter and leads the perfect life in Istanbul. So, she has a loving family, a wealthy and lovable boyfriend. And to top it all off, she is about to open her first solo exhibition. However, her perfect life is about to change with a discovery made in the most ancient temple on Earth, Gobeklitepe.
On the other hand, an archaeologist named Erhan (played by Mehmet Günsür) discovers a symbol in the ruins. The symbol, by the way, connects Atiye to Gobeklitepe in a very mysterious way. And now, Atiye will turn her life upside down and spark a quest to discover the secrets of her past, secrets hidden within those ancient ruins.
In addition to all the information above, Atiye – The Gift series is an adaptation from a novel. So, the name of the book is Dünyanın Uyanışı (Awakening of The World) and the writer is Şengül Boybaş.
Gobeklitepe and Nemrut Historical Ruins in The Atiye Drama Series
The journey from Istanbul to Gobeklitepe and Nemrut is passing through Anatolia. It provides a connection between the spiritual world and the material world, the modern world and ancient World, exploring and transformation.
Above all, Göbeklitepe and Nemrut are the most important historical ruins of Turkey and the world. You can reach more detailed information about these ruins on our website. So, as a matter of fact, another main purpose of the series may be to introduce those ruins to the world. According to some news, Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry is also financially supporting the project. In fact, The ministry only supports movies. But the reason why they support a “series” might be to publicize of Turkey. Moreover, it may also be to attract tourist interest to Gobeklitepe and Nemrut historical ruins via Netflix’s international network.
Netflix Excited to Work With Turkish Star Beren Saat in The Gift
Kelly Luegenbiehl is the Vice President of International Originals at Netflix. So, he stated that: “We believe that our second Turkish original series starring Beren Saat, will convey a new and exciting story from Turkey to the world. Our journey began in Istanbul with Hakan: The Protector (Hakan: Muhafız).
And now, the story continues with our new series that introduces Anatolia’s natural, cultural and historical heritage from Gobeklitepe to Nemrut to our global audience. We are thrilled to be working with Beren in her return to series as she brings a dynamic female character like Atiye to life.”
The Gift is produced by OG Medya for Netflix.
The Success of Turkish Series on Netflix Platform
Netflix’s first Turkish original, “The Protector,” which also toplined a big local star. And it had a supernatural element. Hakan: The Protector Turkish series went out in 190 territories last December and scored more than 10 million views in the first four weeks, according to the streaming giant.
On April 26, Netflix dropped the second season of Hakan: The Protector. That show toplines Çagatay Ulusoy – who previously starred in “Medcezir“, the Turkish adaptation of “The O.C.”. Çagatay Ulusoy acts as young antique dealer Hakan Demir, who discovers that he hails from an ancient line of superheroes and must protect present-day Istanbul from evil forces.
Netflix’s Investment in Turkish Entertainment Market
Netflix is establishing a bigger footprint in Turkey. Because the local TV industry of Turkey is in a long-term currency crisis. Though Turkey’s TV industry remains among the world’s top global exporters of TV dramas.
The most important question is the broadcasting date of The Gift series. There hasn’t been an official announcement for this question until a couple of days ago. But Netflix has announced that Atiye – The Gift Netflix production Turkish series is going to start on 27 December 2019 Friday on Netflix!
You can watch the first official trailer of Atiye – The Gift Netflix series below.
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