“The Club” (Kulüp): Netflix’s Brand-New Turkish Original Drama
Netflix’s new Turkish series “The Club” (Kulüp, with its original name in Turkish) met with the audience on Friday, November 5, with its first 6-episode episode. The story of the series takes place in Istanbul in 1955 and consists of 10 episodes in total. Thus, this year, the platform has presented its sixth Turkish-made original content to the audience in its whole history.
“The Club” from 1950’s Istanbul
The world-famous digital broadcasting platform Netflix released the brand-new Turkish original drama The Club. The series is one of the newest contents of the platform. Netflix, by the way, wants to increase its global projects, and so introduced the series to its audience. The production, which arouses curiosity as it is a period series, will focus on Turkey in the 1950s, particularly Istanbul.
Handcraft of Two Directors
Netflix had already announced the trailer, casting, and technical staff of The Club (Kulüp) before. So, the series is in front of the audience under the direction of master directors Zeynep Günay Tan and Seren Yüce.
What is The Story of The Club (Kulüp)?
Set in the 1950s, the series takes its name from a very popular nightclub of that time. In the series, we mostly witness Matilda (played by Gökçe Bahadır)’s life story. She is a former employee of a certain club. Matilda is released from prison and she tries to establish a new life again.
Moreover, in the series, Matilda’s relationship with her daughter is another vital concept of the series. As for the genre of the series, it will meet its audience in the drama category. However, according to the world-famous movie database IMDb, the series is also in the genre of comedy.
Matilda’s Endless Troubles
Matilda, who wants to re-strengthen her ties with her daughter, also has to deal with Fistik İsmet. İsmet is the rebellious boy of Istanbul’s Pera. He is also the boyfriend of Matilda’s daughter, Raşel. However, Matilda is trying to keep her daughter away from Fistik İsmet.
This is not the only problem in Matilda’s life. Everything is very busy at the club she got a job at! The Club, which was like a table of wolves before Matilda, takes a completely different turn with Matilda. Matilda manages to make it a warm home and softens the war between the club’s boss Orhan and star artist Selim.
Who are the Main Characters of The Club?
Gökçe Bahadır gives life to Matilda, a mother who just got out of prison and started a job at “The Club”. Asude Kelebek appears as Matilda’s daughter, Raşel, who grew up in the orphanage. As for Barış Arduç, the successful actor plays Fistik İsmet, the lover of Rasel. Salih Bademci plays the star artist of the club, Selim Songür. Metin Akdülger to Orhan, the boss of the Club; Fırat Tanış, on the other hand, gives life to Çelebi, the manager of the Club.
Important Details on the Series
According to the news on various sites, The Club, which appears before the audience, consists of 6 episodes in total. As for the duration of episodes, each episode is average between 50 and 55 minutes. In addition, Netflix did not give any names to these episodes.
In this way, the name of the section will not have surprises that will spoil the audience’s taste. The continuation of the series, whose first season is currently on the air, may change depending on the interest of the audience from all around the world. Because Netflix can start the work for the second season if it finds the interest high.
The Club’s Sensational Cast
The production, which draws attention as the sixth Turkish original series of Netflix, also includes some of the most popular and talented stars in its casting. Gökçe Bahadır and Barış Arduç are in the lead roles of the highly anticipated and finally released series.
On the other hand, in addition to this duo, there are some other names such as Salih Bademci, Metin Akdülger, Fırat Tanış, and Asude Kelebek in the production.
The Most Ambitious Turkish Production of the Year
“The Club” has already become one of the most important and most ambitious Turkish-made Netflix content released this year. Therefore, expectations for the series are quite high.
As for the screenwriter team of the series, Necati Şahin, Ayşin Akbulut, Serkan Yörük, Bengü Üçüncü, and Rana Denizer are taking part. The producer of The Club (Kulüp), on the other hand, is 03 Medya. The Turkish drama draws attention as the sixth Turkish original series in Netflix history.
The First Reactions from the Audience
The series aroused very good feelings in the audience. Initial comments from viewers are mostly positive. On IMDb, The Club (Kulüp) has already reached a score of 8.2.
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