The world-famous Turkish actor Can Yaman is getting ready to meet his fans in “Sandokan”, an Italian reboot TV series. Sandokan, an imaginary Italian pirate, is originally a novel protagonist that Emilio Salgari first created in 1883. So, the Turkish actor has been working so hard for his role.
Tight Working Pace of Can Yaman
As you all know, the Turkish actor Can Yaman has a huge fan base in Italy. So, he has been preparing for the shooting of his new series Sandokan for almost a year. The famous actor has also been sharing those moments from his social media account.
International Fame Come with “Daydreamer”
Actor Can Yaman had reached global recognition with the Erkenci Kuş (Daydreamer) series broadcast on Star TV. So, thanks to this Turkish soap opera, he gained quite fame especially in southern European countries, Italy in particular. Thus, this fame brought him a TV series agreement in Italy.
Can Yaman, who is currently excited about his new series, shared the moments he prepared for action scenes on his social media account. The actor’s Turkish and Italian fans have been appreciating these new posts that the actor has been posting. Can Yaman will star as the historical Italian pirate in Sandokan, an ambitious Italian TV historical drama.
It was claimed that the 31-year-old player will receive 100 thousand euros (approximately 1 million TL) per episode from the ‘Sandokan‘ series. The series, by the way, will consist of 10 episodes.
Who is Sandokan?
Sandokan is an imaginary 19th-century pirate. It is the Italian writer Emilio Salgari who created this imaginary figure in his novel. The exact date when the Italian people met his adventures was in Italy in 1883. In a total of 11 novels, Sandokan became a hero as a pirate and led the uprisings against the British colonialists.
What is The Story of Sandokan?
Sandokan is a fictional pirate from the late 19th century, created by the Italian writer Emilio Salgari. His adventures were first published in 1883. So, Sandokan is the protagonist of 11 adventure novels. It is commonly famous as the “Malaysian Tiger” in the South China Sea. Sandokan is a pirate set in the novel. Furthermore, it has been the subject of many different projects. The character took place in many movies and TV series. Therefore, it is a great accomplishment for the Turkish actor Can Yaman to star in the Sandokan series.
Each TV series and movie focuses on different topics. There are even productions that give the Sandokan character superhuman features. However, it is the movie The Great Sandokan of the year 1964 that fits the mind and logic the most. In this film, the British Naval Navy blockades Sandokan’s city. Afterward, they murder Sandokan’s family. Sandokan forms a pirate gang over this incident and takes action to retaliate. Later on, he kidnaps the British Navy commander Hillock’s nephew, Mary Ann. A love affair later occurs between Mary Ann and Sandokan.
Other Details About Sandokan
First of all, it is a matter of curiosity who is the producer of the series. So, the answer is the Italian production company Lux Vide.
The original novel was first published in 1883 by the famous Italian novelist Emilio Salgari. As for the first TV adaptation of the character, it came to the small screen in 1976.
So, the director of the series is the Italian film director Sergio Sollima. While Can Yaman stars as the leading character in Sandokan, Italian actor Luca Argentero is acting as fellow pirate Yanez.
The screenwriters of the upcoming series are Alessandro Sermoneta and Davide Lantieri.
Can Yaman Took the Role Among Many Applicants
Producer Luca Bernabei, who was a guest of Italy’s famous radio station RTL with Can Yaman, announced the project for the first time. The famous producer said, “We are very happy that we received Can Yaman among many offers.”
With Sandokan, Can Yaman made his first international TV series agreement with Italy. When we think of how famous Can Yaman is in Italy, this is no surprise at all.
His Last Project in Turkey: “Mr. Wrong”
Mr. Wrong was broadcast on June 26 with its first episode. The production company, on the other hand, was the Gold Film. As for the broadcaster, it was Fox TV. However, the series was not very successful and it lasted for 14 episodes. In the series, Can Yaman shared the leading role with the beautiful Turkish actress Özge Gürel.
What was The Story of Mr. Wrong?
Özgür (Can Yaman) is a very wealthy restaurant owner and living a sloppy but happy-go-lucky life. Furthermore, he does not believe in love. Ezgi (Özge Gürel), on the other hand, is now tired of wrong relationships and is determined to have a proper one. Her one and only wish is to get married. Seeing that Ezgi is not successful in the relationship matters, Özgür begins to mentor her about them. So, he gives her tactics to get the man she likes. Özgür and Ezgi also turn out to be neighbors. In this respect, it is most likely for the audience to witness a potential love between the duo in the following episodes.