Netflix Originals series is so popular right now around the world. And, in every country curious about Turkey. Netflix also produced too many TV and movies over the years. Now, Netflix announces more Turkish series for 2021.
Are you like the Turkish series? Netflix added a lot of series from Turkey to its library for 2021. The variety is the spice of life as the saying goes and the Turks have a way of creating so many dramas, comedy, or adventure kinda series. If you don’t know Turkish, don’t worry because most of these Netflix Originals Turkish series are also available the shows come with English or other languages subtitles. You can also check our 2020 list of what’s coming Netflix Originals Turkish series here.
Also, Pelin Distas as Netflix’s director of original content for Turkey talked about that, “We believe that Turkey is one of the major creative centers for great storytelling that resonates around the world. Therefore, ramping up our investment with our new originals makes us extremely excited. We are proud to continue creating global opportunities for talented artists of this great country. And sharing their authentic stories with our members in Turkey and around the world.”
Netflix Originals Turkish Series for 2021
We know there are too many new series coming in 2021 like “Fatma,” “50m2,” and movies “Struggle Alley,” “Leyla Everlasting,” “Azizler” and more.
Genre: Drama | Release Date: 2021
Cast: Frank Gerrish, Engin Öztürk, Aybüke Pusat and Cengiz Bozkurt
“Getting a second chance is easy, but making use of it is more difficult than one thinks. Gölge is doing the dirty work of Servet Nadir, whom he is raised by. He, who does not remember anything about his childhood, pursues the photograph that ties him to his past. Gölge, escaping with the secrets of Servet Nadir, takes refuge in a 50 square meter tailor shop in a neighborhood named Güzelce. The inhabitants of the neighborhood believe that he is Adem, son of Adil, the tailor who has just recently died.
No matter how challenging the neighborhood is, Gölge will change the neighborhood and the neighborhood will change Gölge.”
Genre: Adventure | Release Date: 2021
Cast: Cem Yilmaz
“Ersan Kuneri was the centerpiece of the erotic film industry in the ’70s. With this confidence, he decides to encounter other movie genres with his entourage Alev, Altin Oran, Miki Muammar, Seyyal, Kaya Akin (a.k.a Ibrahim Tumtum) Firdevs, and Payro Kemal. Will Ersan be able to slay his fans with a splash of Iranian cinema, perhaps an Italian romantic comedy, who knows a teen horror drama, a hint of social media themed film, maybe a wink at Hong Kong, or a horse chasing scene from a medieval revenge film.”
Release Date: 2021
Cast: Gokce Bahadir, Baris Arduc and Salih Bademci
“This series follows the story of Matilda who is a seamstress working at the most revolutionary nightclub in 1955 Istanbul and the mother of Rasel who was unaware of her mother’s existence up until the day Matilda was pardoned and released from prison. Matilda tries to manage the super-egoes of club manager Orhan, her boss Celebi and visionary artist Selim meanwhile trying to mend the relationship with her daughter who is about to fall for the notorious casanova Fistik Ismet. A heaven for the customer, a hell hole for the workers, the club will transform into another life with Matilda’s arrival. It will become a home for those who live another character within their lives, maybe the best family is the one that’s formed by the ones who have never had it!”
Genre: Thriller | Release Date: 2021
Cast: Burcu Biricik, Gökçe Eyüboglu, Deniz Sen Hamzaoglu
“Fatma, an ordinary cleaning lady, commits an unexpected murder while searching for her missing husband, Zafer. She becomes an invisible killer; no one takes her to be more than an unexceptional “cleaner.”
Hot Skull/Sicak Kafa
Genre: Sci-fi | Release Date: 2021
“In a world shaken by an epidemic of madness that spreads through language and speech, a former linguist Murat Siyavus who has been at a long-lasting hideout is the only person mysteriously unaffected by this disease. Hunted by the ruthless Anti-Epidemic Institution, Murat is forced to leave the safe zone and flee within the flames and ruins of the mysterious streets of Istanbul, where he searches for the secret of his “hot skull” – a lasting mark of the disease.”
Midnight at the Pera Palace
Genre: Fantasy | Release Date: 2021
“The 8-episode series depicts a young journalist, Esra’s encounter with the legendary Pera Palace Hotel in Istanbul. When Esra is assigned to write a piece about the hotel, she accidentally discovers that one of the historic rooms is a portal to the year 1919. Thrust into the past, she lands in the middle of a political conspiracy against the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Together with Ahmet, the quirky hotel manager, Esra must protect the course of history and the future of Turkey. But Istanbul in 1919 is a dangerous place, and when Esra meets Halit, the handsome and mysterious owner of Istanbul’s wildest club, she realizes that in the Istanbul of 1919, nothing is as it seems and no one is who they say they are. ”
Forty Rules of Love
Genre: Love | Release Date: 2021
This is also Elif Safak‘s novel follows two parallel stories that mirror each other across two very different cultures and seven intervening centuries.
Forty-year-old Ella Rubenstein is an ordinary unhappy housewife with three children and an unfaithful husband, but her life begins to change dramatically when she takes a job as a reader for a literary agency. Her first assignment is a novel intriguingly titled Sweet Blasphemy, about the thirteenth-century poet Rumi and his beloved Sufi teacher Shams of Tabriz. The author is an unknown first-time novelist, Aziz Zahara, who lives in Turkey. Initially reluctant to take on a book about a time and place so different from her own, Ella soon finds herself captivated both by the novel and the man who wrote it, with whom she begins an e-mail flirtation. As she reads, she begins to question the many ways she has settled for a conventional life devoid of passion and real love.”
Release Date: 2021
“Architect Oktay Uysal starts living a double life as a punk, as a secret from his family. Simultaneously, his wife and kids as well as his dad also lead their own double lives. The Uysals have a house full of lies while Oktay needs to build an Occupation House. Is it possible to be your real self with your family, or does everyone need a second life?” Also, written by Hakan Gunday, and directed by Onur Saylak.
Netflix Originals Turkish Movies for 2021
Release Date: 2021
Cast: Engin Gunaydın, Haluk Bilginer, Binnur Kaya, Oner Erkan, Fatih Artman and Irem Sak
“Azizler depicts the story of Aziz, going through an existential crisis after longing his youth, he is not happy with his work nor his private life which is also hijacked by his sister and her family who have been living with him for some time now. His relationship with his girlfriend after 4 years is also not in the best place and he feels the desire to end that too! He wants his long-gone freedom back and when he least expects it he will soon come across a chance to rescue himself from the black hole he’s trapped in. However, he realizes this turns him into a pathological liar to a point there’s no turning back.”
Genre: Drama | Release Date: March 15th, 2021
Cast: Cagatay Ulusoy, Emir Ali Dogrul
“An impoverished, old neighborhood in Istanbul, brutally shaped by emigration… Mehmet is a cherished fellow who runs the solid waste warehouse in the neighborhood; he helps everyone in need – especially homeless children and teenagers since he was one too. Mehmet’s biggest supporter is Tahsin who has been helping him and those in need for a very long time. One day Mehmet meets an 8-year-old boy who suddenly appears in his best mate Gonzales’ waste sack. Mehmet suddenly has the urge to reunite the boy with his parents however he doesn’t realize he becomes attached to this 8-year-old child.”
In addition to that, The Gift (Atiye) and Love 101 (Ask 101) will continue with their new season in 2021 on Netflix. What’s your favorite Netflix Originals Turkish series or movies?