The press conference, moderated by Yekta Kopan, was attended by the show's actors Cagatay Ulusoy, Ayça Ayşin Turan, Hazar Ergüçlı, Okan Yalabık, Mehmet Kurtuluş, directors Can Evrenol, Umut Aral, Gönenç Uyanık and Netflix Vice President of International Productions Kelly Luegenbiehl.
Cagatay Ulusoy: We tell a mysterious and fantastic story from Istanbul
Stating that Netflix will tell a mysterious and fantastic story from Istanbul to its 130 million users, the show's lead actor Cagatay Ulusoy said that as the release date approaches, their excitement as a team increases. Noting that The Protector is not a classic superhero series, Ulusoy continued, "There are some images that appear in our heads when we say superhero. Hakan is not such a character, he will not suddenly discover his superpowers. Hakan is an ordinary young man who learns that he has to protect Istanbul. He learns that he has a secret mission given to him in history, and the fate of Istanbul depends on him. Therefore, we can call Hakan a fantastic hero."
Kelly Luegenbiehl: The Protector is the most important indicator that creative storytelling knows no geographical boundaries
Kelly Luegenbiehl, Vice President of International Productions at Netflix, expressed hope that everyone will find a piece of themselves in this story. The Protector also shows that creative storytelling knows no geographical boundaries and that Netflix attaches great importance to stories with strong local context."
The epic heroic story of an ordinary young man
Consisting of 10 45-minute episodes, The Protector is about hakan (Cagatay Ulusoy), an ordinary young man, who learns that he has to protect Istanbul with a secret mission given to him in history, and embarks on an epic adventure. Starring Cagatay Ulusoy, the fantasy drama series stars ayça Ayşin Turan, Hazar Ergüçlı, Okan Yalabık, Mehmet Kurtuluş, Yurdaer Okur, Saygın Soysal and Burçin Terzioglu. The series, directed by Can Evrenol, Umut Aral and Gönenç Uyanık, is produced by O3 Media co-founder Onur Guvenatam on behalf of Netflix.
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