The Protector (Turkish TV series)

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The Protector
Also known asHakan: Muhafız
Genre
  • Action
  • fantasy
  • science fiction
Created byBinnur Karaevli
Based onKarakalem ve Bir Delikanlının Tuhaf Hikayesi by Nilüfer İpek Gökdel
Written by
  • Jason George
  • Yasemin Yılmaz
  • Emre Özpirinçci
  • Kerim Ceylan
Directed by
  • Can Evrenol
  • Umut Aral
  • Gönenç Uyanık
Starring
Theme music composer
  • Tufan Aydın
  • Tolga Böyük
  • Emin Yasin Vural
  • Ekin Eti
Country of originTurkey
Original language(s)Turkish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes25 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Onur Güvenatam
  • Özge Bağdatlıoğlu
  • Jason George
  • Binnur Karaevli
Producer(s)Alex Sutherland
Production location(s)Istanbul
CinematographyGökhan Tiryaki
Running time30-50 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorNetflix
Release
Original networkNetflix
Picture format16:9 HD
Original releaseDecember 14, 2018 (2018-12-14) –
present
External links
Website

The Protector (Turkish: Hakan: Muhafız) is a Turkish drama fantasy series starring Çağatay Ulusoy and Ayça Ayşin Turan.[1][2] It was created by Binnur Karaevli and directed by Can Evrenol, Umut Aral and Gönenç Uyanık.[3] The first season consists of 10 episodes and became available for streaming on Netflix on December 14, 2018.[4] The second season consists of 8 episodes and was made available for live streaming on April 26, 2019. On June 10, 2019 the series was renewed for seasons 3 and 4.[5]

Plot[edit]

After his adoptive father Neset is killed, Hakan Demir, an Istanbul shopkeeper, discovers he's connected to an ancient secret order whose duty is to protect the city. Hakan must embrace his family's legacy as The Protector, a hero with the duty to kill the Immortal and prevent the destruction of the city.[3][1]

He is helped by Kemal and his daughter Zeynep, members of the secret order of the Loyal Ones.[6]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Çağatay Ulusoy as Hakan Demir, a handsome man in his 20s who works for his adoptive father Neset in their small antique shop but dreams of opening a bigger store downtown. After Neset is killed for people looking for a mysterious Ottoman shirt, Zeynep and Kemal tell him to put the shirt on. As the shirt fuses with his body, he becomes The Protector. (season 1-3)
  • Hazar Ergüçlü as Zeynep, one of the Loyal Ones, who doesn't think so highly of Hakan at first. She trains him in combat. Later becomes Hakan's love interest. (season 1-3)[6]
  • Okan Yalabık as Faysal Erdem, a successful businessman and the man whose career inspires Hakan. (season 1-3)
  • Ayça Ayşin Turan as Leyla Sancak, Erdem's assistant [1] and Hakan's love interest. (season 1-2)[6]
  • Mehmet Kurtuluş as Mazhar Dragusha, Erdem's henchman (season 1)[1]
  • Yurdaer Okur as Kemal Erman, Zeynep's pharmacist father[1], also a Loyal One.[6] (season 1)
  • Burçin Terzioğlu as Rüya (guest season 1, regular season 2-3)
  • Engin Öztürk as Levent (season 2-3)

Others[edit]

  • Cankat Aydos as Memo, Hakan's cousin with a gambling problem.[1] (episodes 1-2)
  • Defne Kayalar as Suzan Bayraktar (episodes 1-2)
  • Cihat Süvarioğlu as Yasin Karakaya (season 1)
  • Helin Kandemir as Ceylan (season 1-2)
  • Erol Gedik as Murat (season 1)
  • Selçuk Zurnazanlı as Selim (season 1)
  • Şenay Aydın as Derya (season 1)
  • Fatih Dönmez as Orkun (season 1)
  • Saygin Soysal as Mergen (season 2)
  • Çigdem Selisik Onat as Azra (season 2)
  • Ayse Melike Çerçi as Piraye (season 2)
  • Kubilay Karslioglu as Serdar (season 2)
  • Hakan Ummak as Can (season 2)
  • Boran Kuzum as Okhan (season 2)
  • Cem Yiğit Üzümoğlu as Emir (season 2)
  • Taner Ölmez as Burak (season 3)
  • Funda Eryiğit as Nisan (season 3)

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
110December 14, 2018 (2018-12-14)
28April 26, 2019 (2019-04-26)
37March 6, 2020 (2020-03-06)

Season 1 (2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
11"Episode 1"Can EvrenolJason GeorgeDecember 14, 2018 (2018-12-14)
22"Episode 2"Can EvrenolYasemin YılmazDecember 14, 2018 (2018-12-14)
33"Episode 3"Can EvrenolEmre ÖzpirinççiDecember 14, 2018 (2018-12-14)
44"Episode 4"Umut AralKerim CeylanDecember 14, 2018 (2018-12-14)
55"Episode 5"Umut AralYasemin YılmazDecember 14, 2018 (2018-12-14)
66"Episode 6"Umut AralEmre ÖzpirinççiDecember 14, 2018 (2018-12-14)
77"Episode 7"Gönenç UyanıkKerim Ceylan, Binnur KaraevliDecember 14, 2018 (2018-12-14)
88"Episode 8"Gönenç UyanıkEmre ÖzpirinççiDecember 14, 2018 (2018-12-14)
99"Episode 9"Can EvrenolVolkan SümbülDecember 14, 2018 (2018-12-14)
1010"Episode 10"Can EvrenolYasemin YılmazDecember 14, 2018 (2018-12-14)

Season 2 (2019)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
111"Episode 1"Umut AralCansu ÇobanApril 26, 2019 (2019-04-26)
122"Episode 2"Umut AralAtasay KoçApril 26, 2019 (2019-04-26)
133"Episode 3"Umut AralUğraş GüneşApril 26, 2019 (2019-04-26)
144"Episode 4"Gonenc UyanikCansu ÇobanApril 26, 2019 (2019-04-26)
155"Episode 5"Gonenc UyanikJason GeorgeApril 26, 2019 (2019-04-26)
166"Episode 6"Gonenc UyanikAtasay KoçApril 26, 2019 (2019-04-26)
177"Episode 7"Gökhan TiryakiAyşin AkbulutApril 26, 2019 (2019-04-26)
188"Episode 8"Gökhan TiryakiYasemin YilmazApril 26, 2019 (2019-04-26)

Season 3 (2020)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date [7]
191"Episode 1"Umut AralTBAMarch 6, 2020 (2020-03-06)
202"Episode 2"Umut AralTBAMarch 6, 2020 (2020-03-06)
213"Episode 3"Umut AralTBAMarch 6, 2020 (2020-03-06)
224"Episode 4"Umut AralTBAMarch 6, 2020 (2020-03-06)
235"Episode 5"TBATBAMarch 6, 2020 (2020-03-06)
246"Episode 6"TBATBAMarch 6, 2020 (2020-03-06)
257"Episode 7"TBATBAMarch 6, 2020 (2020-03-06)

Production[edit]

The principal photography began on March 7 2018 in Istanbul.[8] The series was renewed for a second season.[3] It premiered on April 26, 2019.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Keller, Joel (December 14, 2018). "Stream It Or Skip It: 'The Protector' On Netflix, A Turkish Drama Where A Guy With Dreams Becomes An Indestructible Hero". Decider. Retrieved December 26, 2018.
  2. ^ Bhaskaran, Gautaman (December 22, 2018). "Review: Turkish Netflix drama 'The Protector' a let-down". Arab News. Retrieved December 26, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Netflix renews contract for Turkish series 'Protector'". Hürriyet Daily News. Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  4. ^ The Protector on Netflix release date, cast, trailer, plot: When is The Protector out?, express.co.uk
  5. ^ Beyazperde. "'Hakan: Muhafız'a 3. ve 4. Sezon Onayı!". Beyazperde. Retrieved 2019-06-10.
  6. ^ a b c d Patton, Rebecca (14 December 2018). "Will 'The Protector' Return for Season 2? The Fantasy Series Is A First For Netflix". Bustle. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  7. ^ "The Protector – Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved February 19, 2020.
  8. ^ Netflix Announces Cast and Start of Production For Its First Turkish Original Series, netflix.com
  9. ^ "The Protector Renewed For Season 2 By Netflix!". TV Shows Cancelled. 2018-12-26. Retrieved 2018-12-27.

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