Turkish “Aleph” Series Enters Variety’s Top 15 International Series List

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Another considerable accomplishment from one of the Turkish series! We keep informing you here on the successes of internationally famous TV series. Moreover, you also keep learning here how successful and popular Turkish actors and actresses popular are in the world. Today again, we are before you with another great work: the Turkish “Aleph” series.

As our attentive and dedicated readers will probably remember our articles about the series. We had already given detailed information on the series. Furthermore, we had also cleared up that we had a feeling for the series that it is going to gain great success. So, here we are!

Some of the most talented Turkish actors and actresses are starring in the series
Some of the most talented Turkish actors and actresses are starring in the series

The Unprecedented Impact of International Series in 2020

As the world stayed home and tuned in to their screens to escape the monotony of lockdown, international series made an unprecedented impact in 2020. In many ways, the COVID-19 crisis served as a catalyst for a global content boom that was already well underway. What’s more, the continued growth of global platforms and increased original programming from local TV players fueled the process.

Turkish "Aleph" series contains some Islamic and orientalist elements
Turkish “Aleph” series contains some Islamic and orientalist elements

Slow and Steady: Turkish “Aleph” Series 

Scrolling through a myriad of streamers and linear channels, with endless content in every language imaginable, can be overwhelming. So, we ourselves made this job for you by benefiting from some internationally famous websites. While reading the article, you will get the chance to learn the story, cast, filming location, and so on about the series. But in case you already have these informations, then you will get the chance to refresh and recall all the information you already have. Therefore, let’s dig into the Turkish “Aleph” series.

Turkish Aleph series has made it to internationally famous magazine Variety's Top 15 list of series
Turkish Aleph series has made it to internationally famous magazine Variety’s Top 15 list of series

Let’s Explain More of Turkish “Aleph” Series…

Directed by Turkish film auteur Emin Alper, “Aleph” has been listed among the top 15 best international series by the magazine. The magazine spoke highly of its storytelling, cinematography, performances, and dark soundtrack. The miniseries is one of the productions that reached many viewers during the quarantine. Turkish streaming platform BluTV and an American TV channel aired the series jointly. The series centers around the murders of a serial killer with mystical messages.

World-famous Turkish actor Kenan Imırzalıoglu is acting as the young police detective Kemal
World-famous Turkish actor Kenan Imırzalıoglu is acting as the young police detective Kemal

The series is starring Kenan İmirzalıoğlu, Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan, and Melisa Sözen. It has an original story where ambiguities unfold at a heavy tempo.

What is the Story of Aleph?

Two detectives are on the trail of a dervish-turned-serial killer in Istanbul. The killer is between murders, drops hints using mystical Sufi codes in this groundbreaking show from Turkey’s fertile TV ecosystem. The director of the series is film auteur Emin Alper. His dystopian 2015 drama “Frenzy” made a splash in Venice. “Aleph” is, on the other hand, fast-paced, edgy, and gruesome. Furthermore, the Turkish “Aleph” series has elements of “True Detective” and “Seven” while remaining very rooted in Islamic culture.

The prominent Turkish actor Ahmet Mumtaz Taylan acts as the hardboiled veteran Settar
The prominent Turkish actor Ahmet Mumtaz Taylan acts as the hardboiled veteran Settar

The detectives are polar opposites. Young Kemal (Kenan İmirzalıoğlu), who has returned to Istanbul after a stint at Scotland Yard, has a rational and analytical approach. As for the hardboiled veteran Settar (Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan), he relies on instinct. Eventually, they bond and become increasingly reliant on female Islamic history professor Yasar (Melisa Sözen) to unlock symbols tied to the ancient Qalandariyya cult. BluTV in Turkey and Achla TV in Israel aired the series.

Talented Turkish actress Melisa Sozen is acting as Islamic history professor Yasar
Talented Turkish actress Melisa Sozen is acting as Islamic history professor Yasar

Some Other Series on The List

Some other dramas on the list are South Korea’s “Crash Landing on You,” Singapore’s “Invisible Stories,” Chile’s “La Jauria,” Egypt’s “Paranormal,” and Sweden’s “Partisan.” Many of the listed dramas refreshed the rating records of major platforms this year. And thus, the series on the list drew much attention from the international market.

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