Stars : Taner ÖlmezErkan Kolçak KöstendilSifanur Gül
Adapted from Mary Shelley’s novel “Frankenstein,” the Turkish series “Creature” (Yaratilan) unfolds as an epic narrative that delves into one of humanity’s most profound inquiries: the mysteries of death and the afterlife. The story is situated against the backdrop of the final period of the Ottoman Empire during the early 20th century, stretching from Bursa to Istanbul.
The series introduces us to Ziya, a spirited, audacious, brilliant, and passionate young medical student, portrayed by Taner Ölmez (known for his role in “The Protector”). Ziya’s ardent aspiration is to excel as a medical practitioner and discover cures for infectious diseases that remain impervious to conventional medicine.
“I wonder what will happen if you awaken the beast within?” Netflix unveils the trailer for “Creature,” a new Turkish series that reimagines Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein tale. Set within the Ottoman Empire’s historical backdrop, the show is directed by Çagan Irmak and invites viewers to explore one of the most fundamental inquiries of humankind: the mysteries surrounding death and the afterlife.
Ziya’s deepest desire is to excel as a doctor and find remedies for the many epidemics that continue to baffle the world of medicine. His life takes an unexpected turn when he crosses paths with Ihsan, another doctor who walks the fine line between genius and madness. The brave yet forbidden experiment these two passionate souls embark upon will extract a hefty price, unleashing unforeseen consequences.
The series stars Erkan Kolçak Köstendil as İhsan, alongside Taner Ölmez as Ziya, and features an ensemble cast including Engin Benli, Şifanur Gül, Bülent Şakrak, Sema Çeyrekbaşı, and Devrim Yakut. This adaptation offers a fresh perspective on the classic tale, incorporating darker elements that add a unique twist to the narrative.
“Creature” (also known as “Yaratılan” in Turkish) emerges as a collaboration by Turkish filmmaker Çagan Irmak, known for his work on various films and series such as “Whisper If I Forget,” “Are We OK?,” “Lovebird,” “Remember Us,” “Gülizar,” and “Yesilçam.” The series draws inspiration from Mary Shelley’s original 1818 novel “Frankenstein.” Executive producers for the project include Saner Ayar, Ayse Durmaz, and Cengiz Çagatay.
Netflix is set to premiere Çagan Irmak’s “Creature” series, and viewers can look forward to experiencing the tale when it starts streaming on October 20, 2023, this fall.