The New Turkish Alike Documentary-Series of Netflix — Rise of Empires: Ottoman

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Excitement peaks! After Hakan: The Protector and the second Netflix original series of Turkey Atiye – The Gift, Turkish and foreigner audience are now preparing to welcome the new Turkish alike production. The new series of Netflix is a documentary-series. So, it has already caused great attention all around the world.

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Therefore, today we are going to try to compile every piece of information related to this oncoming documentary-series of Netflix. Thus, you will able to find all that we have known for now in this post. In the meantime, Netflix Turkey published the official trailer of the Rise of Empire: Ottoman on January 14th on Youtube. So, in addition to all, you will find the official trailer of the series at the end of our article!

What Do We Know About the Rise of Empire: Ottoman So Far?

First of all, the name of the series is going to be Rise of Empires: Ottoman. And the series will be released in English language, unlike Atiye – The Gift. Furthermore, differ from previous Turkish originals on Netflix, Rise of Empire: Ottoman will be released as a documentary series. However, the series will also contain fiction elements, which will potentially make the series more interesting and exciting.

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The Turkish actor Cem Yiğit Üzümoğlu is the leading role and acting as Mehmed II, aka Mehmed the Conquerer.
The Turkish actor Cem Yiğit Üzümoğlu is the leading role and acting as Mehmed II, aka Mehmed the Conquerer.

In spite of all Turkish players acting in the series and one of the producer’s being a Turkish firm, the series is an American series. Meanwhile, this Turkish Producing Company is Karga Seven and is located in the USA, as well. As for another producing company, it is STVtx, which is an American Production Company already.

How Long will Rise of Empire: Ottoman Last?

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Rise of Empire: Ottoman documentary series consists of 6 episodes. Each episode will take about an hour. On the other hand, as Netflix announced that the broadcasting time is January 24th. So, the series will be released as of January 24th, on Friday.

What is the Story and Who are the Players of the Rise of Empires: Ottoman Series?

The story of the series is mainly talking about the life of the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II. The sultan, whom we mostly know as Mehmet the Conquerer, is of a very significant place in history. His significant role not only valid in Turkey’s, but also in the world’s history. Due to this reason, while the story is talking about the conquer of Istanbul (Constantinapolis), it will also reveal the crossing paths of Mehmed II and the Byzantine Emperor.

As for the players, there are plenty of talented Turkish actors and actresses will take part in this documentary series. For instance, world-famous Turkish actress Tuba Büyüküstün will play in the series. (She is one of the most talented and beautiful actresses in Turkey and took part in a lot of projects as you can see by clicking the link above.)

The world-famous Turkish actress Tuba Büyüküstün will play in the series.
The world-famous Turkish actress Tuba Büyüküstün will play in the series.

And as far as we know, Birkan Sokullu, another talented and handsome player in Turkey, is acting as a Byzantine commander. He commands the army to resist against powerful Ottoman attacks, but in one way or another, he fails. (And you can also read our detailed file by clicking the link above.)

Birkan Sokullu, another talented and handsome player in Turkey, is acting as a Byzantine commander.
Birkan Sokullu, another talented and handsome player in Turkey, is acting as a Byzantine commander.

So, the leading roles are the young Turkish actor Cem Yiğit Üzümoğlu (as Mehmed II, aka Mehmed the Conquerer) and Tomaso Basili (Italian actor, as the Byzantine King). And maybe the most excitingly, Charles Dance, best known as Tywin Lannister on HBO‘s world-famous series Game of Thrones, is the narrator of the documentary.

The Italian actor and singer Tomaso Basili acted as the Byzantine Emperor.
The Italian actor and singer Tomaso Basili acted as the Byzantine Emperor.

Some of the Other Important Characters of the Rise of Empires: Ottoman

Selim Bayraktar, Osman Sonant, Damla Sönmez, Tolga Tekin and Ushan Çakir are also among the players in the series. Cem Yiğit Üzümoğlu, who acts as Sultan Mehmed II, had also played of Netflix series Hakan: The Protector. He also played in Adı Efsane, a series of Turkish broadcaster Kanal D.

What Period is the Subject of the Series?

The series focuses on the story of Fatih Sultan Mehmet, who lived in the 15th century. Sultan II. Mehmed took the throne at the age of 13. So the series begins with the conquest of Istanbul and the rise of the Ottoman Empire.

Charles Dance, best known as Tywin Lannister on HBO's world-famous series Game of Thrones, is the narrator of the documentary.
Charles Dance, best known as Tywin Lannister on HBO‘s world-famous series Game of Thrones, is the narrator of the documentary.

Jada Miranda, Vice President of STXtv, the producer of the series, said: “As STXtv, the things draw our attention most is the stories which are capable of being a bridge among the opposite views in the world.”

The series was shot in various cities of Turkey as well as Istanbul. Emre Şahin, by the way, is the director of the Rise of Empires: Ottoman. In the meantime, Professor Celal Şengör and Dr Emrah Safa Gürkan are among the advisors of the series.

Please feel free to share your comments with us. Have an enjoyable reading!

Netflix official trailer of the Rise of Empires: Ottoman:

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