Son (The End) is one of the most-watched Turkish drama series of the recent years and the first project to be sold to an American network. Runner – the American adaptation – will be produced by Peter Horton and 20th Century Fox TV.
Son is described as a psychological thriller – in fact, the whole intro of the show brings to mind Homeland. The drama series narrates the story of a woman who after a plane crash must come to terms with the fact that her husband is not the man she thought he was.
For those interested, you can watch the first episode of SON on Youtube ( with English Subtitles)
Over the past years, Turkey has emerged as an important and quite original key producer of TV formats. Binbir Gece ( 1001 Nights) – one of the first Turkish productions to be sold abroad – has captured the hearts of millions of viewers with the melodramatic story of a mother who sacrifices herself for her baby boy who is suffering from leukemia. Chile broadcast the series in prime time where it performed beyond expectations.
Televisa has bought the format of one of Turkey’s most beloved series “Ezel” – a modern Montecristo – and is expected to produce it next year.