Series Legend / Deston by producers, even before airing Mehmet Bozda 15 were bought by foreign TV channels and digital platforms. What is it that attracted buyers and why could the project destroy all established historical chain construction patterns in Turkey?
Ebru Sahin, who suddenly became famous after the success of the series Harkai, is gaining a huge fan base not only in Turkey, but also abroad, returning with a new, even more ambitious project. The series Legend/Destaan will give the young actress a chance to fulfill her old dream by playing a strong female character.
The company Bozdağ Film’s big budget series is based on the time of the conversion of Islam by the Turks in the 8th century AD. It is the story of two oppressed people who gain confidence and power. Akiz (Ebru Sahin) is the central character of the story, and a warrior, which is quite unexpected, as earlier in the historical series, male warriors or harem conspiracies were depicted. Her companion, friend and lover will be the lame prince Batuga (Edip Teppeli). And this is even more unexpected – after all, the main male characters in Turkish TV series have never been disabled.
the creator Mehmet Bozda Very confident about my new project. He said the best he has ever done in Turkey is in the historical series. On an area of 30 thousand square meters, he recreated the medieval world in which this incredible story would take place.
His confidence seems to have been shared by the pros. Even before the show started, the series was sold in 14-15 countries of the world. Arab platform Noor Play and Pakistani TV channel PTV were among the first to acquire the rights to broadcast the series. That is, the show will air simultaneously on digital platforms and television, which means it cannot be canceled due to ratings, as is often the case.
Plot of the series: Akkis, a warrior girl who grew up among wolves, vows to take revenge on Korkut Khan. His arrow pierces the heart of the enemy, but does not kill him. Forced into hiding, she ends up in the palace of Korkut Khan’s son Batuga. The mountain bird, who loves her freedom, becomes a slave to the palace. Every minute she risks her life, because the person who shoots an arrow in the heart of the ruler is the most wanted criminal of the state. Akkis and Batuga’s paths intersect after many years, their fates linked by invisible threads. They become partners first and then become close friends. Batuga also holds a big secret. In fact, he is a hidden Turkish miner. Together with Akkis he will change the fate of the Turkic tribes, uniting them and proving to the world that a crippled prince and a slave girl can reach any height by holding hands.
TV shows with strong female characters are rare. Perhaps the most famous example is the story of the warrior queen Xena. And for Turkish show business, this is a completely unheard of experiment. If it succeeds, it will change the fate of the entire cast forever and above all, Ebru Sahin, who faces the daunting task of convincing the audience that women can make history as well as men. .