10 Turkish Daily Dramas Produced in 2022

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10 Turkish Daily Dramas Produced in 2022

It is common knowledge that daily dramas are generally cheap(er) to produce, mostly due to two factors: 1) the actors that star in them are usually up-and-coming, and 2) each episode is one hour or less.

2022, unlike previous years, has seen a drastic boom in the production of daily dramas, with the number surpassing ten. The reason? Well, it could be a few things but the primary one is tied to the success of these daily dramas overseas. Unlike primetime dramas, the turnover rate for daily dramas is ridiculously high, with episodes filmed weeks, sometimes even months, in advance, and for international broadcasters, this means they don't have to worry about the infamous Turkish rating system cutting an on-air short.

With the success of shows like "Emanet" (Legacy) and "Yemin" (The Promise), distributors of Turkish dramas have now taken it upon themselves to go beyond distributing dramas, instead, they now produce them in collaboration with production houses, many of which launched as early as this year. One important thing to note is that with distributors now taking the driver's seat, a lot of the daily dramas are being produced with an overseas-first approach, meaning the goal is for each show to find success abroad, then hopefully, later on, in air Türkiye.  

Here's a look at some of the daily dramas in production and/or released in 2022.

Starring: Barış Baktaş and Yağmur Yüksel

Distributed by: Global Agency

Kan Çiçekleri tells the moving story of Dilan and Baran and the marriage they are forced into to end a blood feud despite the hostility of those around them, igniting a passion that will either blossom into love or bring devastation.

Baran must put aside hatred of his enemies to save his brother and overcome the guilt he feels over an attack that killed his mother, as he seeks to bring peace to a family baying for revenge.

Destiny comes calling when Baran’s uncle reveals he has tracked down those who attacked his parents. But his uncle hides a terrible secret. He is laying a trap and is actually the person behind the attack, hoping to get his hands on the family fortune if Baran were to take revenge and go to prison.

When Baran finds himself incapable of killing and his brother volunteers for the task, he realizes the only way to end the feud is to marry the daughter of his nemesis. When he discovers this is Dilan, a woman he once met and was attracted to, he is torn between his love for her and hatred of her family.

Despite their families’ hostility, they wed and a new life begins. Dilan and Baran gradually realize that the spark they initially felt between them is set to erupt into a powerful passion, which will either blossom into love or bring devastation.

Starring: Mahassine Merabet and Cenk Torun

Distributed by: Eccho Rights

Orhun is a successful businessman who was raised in a wealthy but loveless family along with his twin sister Nihan, younger sister Nurşah and their cold, distant mother Afife. Some time ago, Nihan left to do volunteer work as a doctor in Eritrea, but recently she has been impossible to contact, and her family is worried about her.

Orhun decides to go after his twin sister and bring her back home. While looking for his sister, he comes across Hira, a poor girl living the life of a prisoner at the hands of traffickers. When they find out that Nihan has been poisoned and killed by a local gang, Orhun breaks down. When it emerges that it was actually Hira who was set up by the gang and poisoned his sister, Orhun hatches an evil revenge plan: he will take Hira home with him, but rather than saving her from life as a prisoner he will make things even worse for her…

Things get even more complicated when Afife tells her son that she actually lied to her children about their father’s death for years. Orhun decides to marry Hira to drive his mother crazy - she hates people of lower status and she’s obsessed with “pure blood”. Will this marriage imprison Firuze into a more unbearable slavery, or will the couple find redemption after paying all their dues?

Watch the first episode with English subtitles.

Starring: Osman Aydın and Hazal Adıyaman

Distributed By: OGM Universe

In Toprak ile Fidan, Toprak wakes up after five years in a coma and comes home to a family he can’t remember. Ayden, his fiancée, has loved him since they were kids but Toprak cannot remember anything. The little boy Burak doesn’t know at all. Toprak’s mother, Keriman, encourages him to finally marry Ayden and get on with his life.

Fidan lost her husband and baby in a terrible car accident five years ago. Now she lives in Şile with her sick father and stepmother, working to pay off the enormous debt they owe to the loan shark who yearns to marry her.

When a twist of fate brings these two together, Fidan cannot believe her eyes. Toprak looks exactly like her dead husband, although he doesn’t recognize Fidan. And yet, she stirs something within Toprak… Soon Fidan joins Toprak’s household as Burak’s nanny, and the two of them unravel the mystery of Toprak’s past – and his uncanny resemblance to Fidan’s dead husband.

Starring: Selin Sezgin, Erol Gedik, Gece Işık Demirel

Distributed by: Stellar Yapim 

Zeynep is a beautiful little girl with a loving family. Then one day, her mother, Cemre, is in a horrible car accident. Zeynep was born with a dangerous heart defect, and no one wants to upset her with the truth. Instead, her father tells Zeynep that Cemre is away on a trip. Soon after her death, lies spread about Cemre.

Her husband Murat, who used to love her madly, now hates her deeply. That opens the door for Murat's mother, Asude, to arrange his marriage to Melek, the woman she'd like to see as her daughter-in-law.

Eventually, Zeynep learns that her mother is dead and her father is to marry Melek. It's all too much for the little girl, and she has an attack. But when Zeynep's heart is about to give out, a miracle happens: Zeynep sees Nazli, a woman who looks exactly like her mother. As Zeynep embraces her mom's lookalike, her heart returns to normal.

With his daughter's life on the line, Murat offers this lookalike a deal. Nazli agrees to become his daughter's surrogate mother until strong enough for life-saving surgery.

What no one realizes is that Cemre and Nazli were actually twin sisters separated at birth, and it was no accident that brought Nazli here to her dead sister's home…

 

Starring: Ali Yasin Egemen, Türkü Su Demirel, Hilal Yıldız, Isabella Damla Güvenilir

Distributed By: MISTCO

Episodes: 100x45' 

BAHAR is the story of a young girl who is struggling to keep the goodness inside despite all darkness around. After witnessing the murder of her father, she is trying to prove that Aysun (her stepmother) committed the murder. On the other hand, the love between Bahar and Demir who met just days before the murder grows day by day but becomes even more impossible since Aysun is obsessively attached to Demir and determined to win Demir at any cost. Their lives are turned upside down, and Bahar and Demir begin to be tested with both love and life.

 

Starring: Emine Ün, Hakan Eratik, Nur Erkul, Gökçem Çoban, Oktay Ekinci, Derin İnce, Berk Artıran, Gözde Mukavelat, Yeşim Alıç, Nadir Ersoy

Sultan loses her 2-year-old daughter. On that day, Sultan's pain turns into another mother's happiness. Gazel lost her daughter, who was the same age, in a traffic accident, and kidnapped Sultan's little girl who had come out of the forest instead of her own daughter. Sultan searched for her daughter for years, and her family was displaced because of her pain. 

Destiny brings the two women together after 18 years. The two families are inextricably linked.

 

Cast: Nisa Sofia Uygur, Zehra İrem Elçin, Berk Bakioğlu

Distributed By: Inter Medya

Hicran is a young woman who is trying to hold on to her life after the loss of her baby at birth. Every day, she wakes up shaken by a nightmare in which she tries to reunite with her daughter. Although she has been told that her daughter died at birth, Hicran has been living with a strong belief that her daughter is not actually dead.

One day, Hicran’s life changes when she encounters a young girl named Melek, who is locked in a car and having a respiratory attack. After she saves Melek’s life without thinking of her own safety, she finds herself in the detention centre on charges of “child abduction” due to the misunderstanding of Melek’s father. Although Hicran has a hard time proving her innocence because of Melek’s inability to speak, the police release her after watching the video footage of the event. When Melek’s father Emre finds out that Hicran is looking for a job, he convinces her to be Melek’s babysitter as he realizes that Hicran is the reason for his daughter being alive. Without knowing that she saved the life of her own daughter, Hicran starts living with Melek as her babysitter in their mansion. Emre has been engaged to her deceased wife’s distant relative, Yeliz, in order to not leave his daughter without a mother, although he does not know that she caused his ex-wife’s death and his daughter’s inability to speak. As Hicran starts living with this family at their mansion, the family dynamics start changing. Despite Yeliz’s intrigues against Hicran, Emre cannot stop trusting her and cannot remain indifferent to her glowing influence over Melek. While trying to balance his family life, Emre also tries to prevent Soner’s, Hicran’s ex-husband, attempts to kidnap Hicran, who has just been released from prison. Although the dramatic intrigues, power struggles and chaos surrounding the family, Melek and Hicran embrace each other with love, without knowing that they are mother-daughter.

Starring: Erkan Meriç and Yağmur Öztürk

Distributed by : ACUM MEDYA

Yazgı is the story of two young people whose families were changed when they were born and who grew up without knowing each other for years, while making their own plans and encountering the plans of fate.

Starring:  Eda Elif Başlamışlı, Furkan Okumuş, Hakan Dinçkol, Cemre Kurum

Distributed by: Kanal D International

The story of love, hope and making a new start…​When Zeynep who had lived in a small town for years came to a big city for the first time in her life, she had to live in a world she didn’t belong, where money, power and egos clash with one another.

Staying in a powerful family’s house in Istanbul, Zeynep felt like an outsider and she was all alone. She didn’t know her father whom she thought was dead was also living in that house. Once she learns that, nothing will be the same. In Zeynep’s sad life, the best thing that ever happened to her was love, which made her learn to hope again.

When Ege and Zeynep fell in love despite all the impossibilities, they didn’t realize that the biggest obstacle would come from their closest.​Elif fell in love with Kuzey when she was a little girl. Because of her love, she was terribly humiliated by Handan who’s the daughter of the house where her mother worked as a maid. The worst day of Elif’s life that changed her whole life was also the first day of her new life. On that day, Elif promised to make Kuzey fall in love with her and take her revenge from Handan who stole her childhood. Now Elif starts a new life full of lies and secrets to keep her promise and steal Handan’s boyfriend, Kuzey. Once Kuzey learns the lies Elif told and games she played within that time period, it will not be easy for Elif to regain her love, Kuzey.

Starring: Beren Gökyıldız

Distributed by: Inter Medya

Melissa Çelik is left without a mother and father when she was a baby. No one knows the truth about what happened to her family. Green Valley tells her story of becoming a young girl and then a woman.

She tries to stay with the family that adopted her, but Besime, the lady of the house, does not want Melissa and inflicts all kinds of torture on her. One day, when she is thrown out of the house, a man appears before her; Metin. Both of them start talking, unaware that their lives will change completely from that moment on. Metin is a timid, clumsy middle-aged man; Melissa, on the other hand, is a chirpy, talkative girl. Metin witnesses a part of her experiences, he listens to his heart and decides to save this girl, at least for now, and takes him to the farm. Melissa’s questioning style, who started living with Metin and Meral at the Green Valley farm in the town, will also reveal many memories and secrets that have been closed for years. Melissa’s arrival, her stay at the farm, school life and accepting herself to everyone becomes a different adventure.