The 2nd Original Turkish Series of Netflix on Air With the First Publicity: Atiye – “The Gift”

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Atiye – The Gift Turkish Mystery Drama of Netflix Started!

As we remarked before, Atiye – The Gift is the second Turkish original production of Netflix. So, we have long been waiting for the start of the first season. And it finally began on 27 December 2019, just right before the beginning of the new year.

Atiye – The Gift Turkish original mystery drama of Netflix became a trending topic as soon as it has started. Just like the Turkish audience, foreigners eager followers of Netflix from all around the world have also been waiting for the Turkish series.

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Beren Saat is acting as Atiye in Gift Turkish original Netflix series
Beren Saat is acting as Atiye in Gift Turkish original Netflix series

First Reactions on Social Media Have Arrived!

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Atiye – The Gift Turkish Netflix original was already an assertive production of Netflix. Both the extraordinary and unusual story and the talented and famous actors and actresses of the series caused a great interest in the series. The series is the second original Turkish series on Netflix with its fantastic story. So, the first one, by the way, was Hakan: Muhafız (Hakan: The Protector).

The Second Original Turkish Series on Netflix

Apart from Hakan: Muhafız, first comments for Atiye – The Gift are pretty much positive. According to the comments, people who have watched the first season mostly liked the stories and especially performances of the cast. In the meantime, the first season consists of 8 episodes. And unsurprisingly, the Turkish audience has already finished the first season and longing for the new one!

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The first season of Atiye-The Gift consists of 8 episodes.
The first season of Atiye-The Gift consists of 8 episodes.

What is Story of Atiye – The Gift Turkish Mystery Drama?

The main character, Beren Saat acted as Atiye, is a painter, and she is free and quite commanding. She has always been drawing the same symbol since she was a child. Although she’s curious, she didn’t poke the situation. She lives the kind of life many people can’t even dream of. For instance, she has a rich and handsome lover, an insect but fun sister and a father who is fond of his daughter. The only pointed corner of this family is Atiye’s mother, but Atiye somehow learned to deal with it.

Mehmet Gunsur and Beren Saat appeared as a perfect couple and the leading roles of the series.
Mehmet Gunsur and Beren Saat appeared as a perfect couple and the leading roles of the series.

Perfect Harmony of Beren Saat and Mehmet Gunsur

Due to the mystical symbol of which Atiye has been drawing since her childhood, her path crosses with Mehmet Günsür (acted as Erhan). Erhan does not take Atiye seriously. After all, a woman says that she wants to come into the excavation area (Göbeklitepe) and has been drawing that symbol for years. Anyone would think of she is crazy. However, Atiye’s righteousness finally emerges and the fates of Erhan and Atiye are sealed to each other so that they cannot be separated again.

Metin Akdülger and Beren Saat’s Love Scene Blows Your Mind!

You know that Metin Akdülger and Beren Saat played as the mother-son, albeit indirectly, in Magnificent Century Kösem. When you see their love scene, one remembers this information, and it’s a pitiful situation first, but the electricity of the duo instantly draws you into it.

Atiye is preparing to open an exhibition of this mystical symbol. Her mother is a typical Turkish mother. Like every Turkish teenager, Atiye lives with her mother in small nerve warfare. At this time, an old woman comes across Atiye. A woman she sees in every corner she goes to, but no one else sees her.

The release date o the new season will be announced at the beginning of 2020.
The release date o the new season will be announced at the beginning of 2020.

In short, people most generally liked Atiye – The Gift Turkish Mystery drama Netflix original. Furthermore, it became the main agenda on the internet after the first season aired on 27 December 2019. The first season lasted for 8 episodes. The release date of the second season, by the way, is not clear yet. According to the ratings of the first season, producers will decide whether the filming maintains or not.

Comments on Social Media

Atiye – The Gift shook the social media, especially twitter. Now, let’s take a look some of those comments on social media.

Netflix has begun making commercials of Atiye – Gift in the Middle East, South America and North Africa in the name of MENA.

Atiye – The Gift was the most-watched series of Netflix Turkey in2019. The series, which was published just 3 days ago, broke a record with this success.

 

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.

Atiye - The Gift is the 2nd original Turkish series of Netflix.
Atiye – The Gift is the 2nd original Turkish series of Netflix.

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”.

Beren Saat, acts as Atiye, is the leading role of the series.
Beren Saat acts as Atiye, is the leading role of the series.

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 GiftTurkish 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.

Atiye is acting as a young and beautiful painter and leads the perfect life in Istanbul.
Atiye is acting as a young and beautiful painter and leads the perfect life in Istanbul.

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.

Mehmet Günsür acted as Erhan is an archaeologist discovers a symbol in the ruins.
Mehmet Günsür acted as Erhan is an archaeologist discovers a symbol in the 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.

"Just because you're an ordinary doesn't mean you can't have an extraordinary destiny".
“Just because you’re an ordinary doesn’t mean you can’t have an extraordinary destiny”.

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.

Göbeklitepe historical ruins of Turkey is the world's oldest temple.
Göbeklitepe historical ruins of Turkey is the world’s oldest temple.

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, 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. 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.

The summit of Mount Nemrut has one of Turkey’s most iconic sights.
The summit of Mount Nemrut has one of Turkey’s most iconic sights.

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).

The Vice President of International Originals, Kelly Luegenbiehl.
The Vice President of International Originals, Kelly Luegenbiehl.

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.

Turkey has become a very valuable market for Netflix's international investments.
Turkey has become a very valuable market for Netflix’s international investments.

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.

So, please leave a comment below for your opinions. We would like to be feed by your thoughts about the article. And stay tuned to be aware of following updates for Atiye – The Gift Netflix series.

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