Filming for the
much discussed series by TİMS Yapım “Muhteşem Yüzyıl Kösem” will start this
for the series, directed by Zeynep Günay Tan, have been going on for two years and
casting took over four months. It is expected to air at the beginning of
October and apparently on Thursday evenings. Its world premiere will take place
at MIPCOM in Cannes on 5-11 October. As you recall, this year Turkey has been
elected as “The Country of Honour” at the biggest entertainment fair of the
The crew started
filming last week but shooting of actor’s scenes will start 14 August Friday in
Greece. Later they will continue at the
huge set in İstanbul. We hear that the series’ art director Nilüfer Çamur will
use real settings as well.
We informed you
before that Mete Horozoğlu, Berk Cankat and Ekin Koç joined the cast of the
series scripted by Yılmaz Şahin. The word is that almost five thousand auditions
were made for the ‘Young Kösem’ and finally a young actress was selected.
The only official
announcement is that Hülya Avşar will be portraying Safiye Sultan, there is not
a single word from the production company regarding the rest of the cast. Out
of respect to their promotion strategy we will not disclose the confirmed names
that we hear. But rest assured, you will be surprised.
importantly, Deniz Koloş who was shooting 12 episodes for Maral: En Güzel
Hikayem (Maral: My Best Story) for Tv8 is back home again. We wish all the best
luck to the directors Zeynep Günay Tan and Deniz Koloş for the series.