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.