Hospital-based Turkish TV series are on demand! After the great success of Miracle Doctor, the new doctor-based TV series is coming soon! Hekimoğlu Turkish medical drama, the remake of the successful American House series which ran for 8 episodes, is very soon going to be on Kanal D screens.
— Kanal D (@KanalD) November 8, 2019
The famous American House series is making a local visit to Turkey. Kanal D has commissioned a Turkish version from Red Arrow-backed Karga Seven Pictures Turkey because Turkish broadcaster Kanal D ordered an adaptation of the Fox medical drama. Karga Seven Pictures, by the way, is the sister company to the Booze Traveller and Hunting Hitler producer.
So, the local name of the Turkish version of the series is “Hekimoğlu”. And the leading role of the series will be Turkish actor Timuçin Esen. He is going to act as Ateş Hekimoğlu, which was originally played by Hugh Laurie. The cast also includes Okan Yalabık, Ebru Özkan, Kaan Yıldırım, Damla Colbay and Aytaç Şaşmaz.
The Story of Hekimoğlu Turkish TV Medical Drama
Turkish audience is now waiting for the Turkish adaptation of world-wide famous medical drama Dr House. Unlike other adaptations, Hekimoğlu Turkish TV series awaked huge expectation due to the great success of the original one. So, the name Hekimoğlu has the similarity with Dr House through its original translation. While Hekim means doctor and oğlu mean son, which means The of the Doctor.
The Cast of Hekimoğlu Turkish Medical Drama Series
As for the subject of the series, it turns around the main character Hekimoğlu. Hekimoğlu (Atşe Hekimoğlu played by Timuçin Eser) is the head of the department of medical diagnosis. There many other doctors in his team. No matter how successful a doctor he is, Hekimoğlu doesn’t care about hospital’s rules and laws. Because of that, this manner of him always caused trouble and so, he has never made it to the end where he works.
Dr Ateş Hekimoğlu is a lame man because of a sickness he went through when he was a little child. He is now at the age of 40s. The doctor, one of the best doctors of Turkey, is stolid with the life and disrespectful to his patients. As a matter of fact, he doesn’t want to interested in his patients, just because of that he lives his life like a nomad!
Dr Hekimoğlu is a very charismatic, genius, and successful doctor. But, on the other hand, he is an asocial, grumpy, callous and mostly know-it-all person. Although his deep knowledge in medical diagnosis, he takes a risk all the time being dismissed from anywhere he works for.
Other Main Characters Of Hekimoğlu Turkish Medical Drama
Gaye (played by Ebru Özkan) is the director of the hospital where Hekimoğlu works for. She is always in trouble with Hekimoğlu because she wants him also to take care of simple diseases. However, Dr Hekimoğlu doesn’t want that as he hesitates to be close with people.
Esin (played by Damla Colbay) is the beautiful and hardworking young doctor of the hospital. She is an idealist doctor who preferred to work and to be useful for people instead of getting married to a rich man and have an easy life. Moreover, Esin is a very clever woman and is the indispensable member of Hekimoğlu’s team.
Dr Orhan (played by Okan Yalabık) is a successful and ambitious doctor. He specialised in the Oncology field. Dr Orhan (Dr James Wilson in the original version) is the closest person to Hekimoğlu although they had some troubles at first.
Technical Details of Hekimoğlu TV Series
Banu Kiremitçi Bozkurt is the writer of the series and Hülya Gezer is the director. And Ömer Özgüner and Ümmü Burhan are serving as executive producers. Karga Seven Pictures Turkey secured the rights to House M.D. from NBC Universal International Formats. Universal Television produced the original series of House M.D. for Fox, which ran for eight seasons. Russia has also successfully adopted the format.
The Turkish Version of Dr House Caused A Huge Excitement
Ömer Özgüner, CEO of Karga Seven Pictures Turkey, said, “We have wanted to produce a local version of House M.D. for many years.” He furthermore stated that they are delighted that Turkey will finally get its own Dr Gregory House and that his home will be Kanal D.”
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— Hekimoğlu (@hekimogludizi) November 9, 2019
James Baker, the President & Co-CEO of Red Arrow Studios, added, “Karga Seven Pictures in Turkey has become a key part of our growth strategy outside of the U.S. and UK.” In addition to that, he also added that “we are excited about their impressive slate of new shows for this year and beyond, including this new adaption of House M.D. We look forward to continued success together.”
Where Can I Watch Hekimoğlu Turkish TV Series?
Firstly, you will be able to watch the series on its official channel Kanal D. The Turkish broadcaster has not yet announced the broadcasting time officially; however, as soon as they announce, you can freely go to website!
Moreover, they will also be set on their official Youtube channel. So, it will also be available to watch via Youtube very soon. But unfortunately, broadcasting day and hour are not clear yet. We will be informing you as soon as gaining new information for the series.
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