The Turkish distributor will manage the international distribution rights for the hit Turkish drama, which premiered to notable ratings on FX and BluTV.
Global Agency announced that they have acquired the international distribution rights to the Turkish mystic crime series Aleph, which delivered a record-high performance on FX and BluTV.
Starring Kenan Imirzalioglu (Ezel), Ahmet Mumtaz Taylan and Melisa Sozen, Aleph is a limited series which premiered on FX Turkey and BluTV. Directed by the award-winning director Emin Alper and produced by MAY Productions, Aleph stands out with its original theme and all-star cast.
Aleph, an 8-part crime series, revolves around two detectives as they investigate a set of murders in Istanbul. The series opens with the discovery of a dead body in the Bosphorus. The plot follows a young police detective named Kemal (Kenan Imirzalioglu) and his veteran partner Settar (Ahmet Mumtaz Taylan), in their pursuit of a serial killer. Yasar (Melisa Sozen), a university lecturer, joins the duo as they explore secret cults and symbols on the way to solving the mystery.
Izzet PINTO, Founder & CEO of Global Agency, said: “Aleph is the first-ever collaboration between FX and BluTV and we are very happy to be partnering with them. It has been generating a large amount of press and fan attention in Turkey. Its premiere on FX delivered 6 times higher viewership than the channel prime time average. Furthermore, BluTV has seen a significant upsurge in its membership subscription during the series premiere. It is a great success. We are very proud to represent such a stunning series.”
Yadigar Belbuken, TWDC Turkey Media – VP, Thematic Channels & Content Distribution, said: “Aleph was developed by some of the best creative minds in the business. We’re very fortunate to have premiered the show as our 1st local series on FX in Turkey. We continue to seek new distribution opportunities to broaden the reach of our rapidly growing Turkish content portfolio. Joining forces with Global Agency offers us an opportunity to reach 700+ clients around the world from day one. We’re delighted to take our existing partnership to the next level.”
Deniz Şaşmaz Oflaz, Head of Content & Acquisitions, BluTV, said: “Aleph has become a passion project for BluTV and we believe its story will appeal to audiences around the world. In this regard we value our collaboration with Global Agency.”
The discovery of a body in Istanbul’s Golden Horn inlet sets in motion a thrilling mystery, enriched with traces of Ottoman and Islamic history, which puts two detectives on the trail of a dervish-turned-serial killer. The young Kemal and seasoned Settar, polar opposite investigators, are drawn towards a confrontation with their own pasts and a shocking ending.
The brilliant Kemal is a successful “super recognizer” at London police headquarters who returns to Istanbul after the tragic death of his daughter. His new partner is the harsh Settar, whose instinctive methods are sharply at odds with Kemal’s analytical approach. But mutual dislike turns to respect as the unlikely pair bond.
The suicide of Settar’s son after fleeing to live in a commune weighs on his conscience and haunts him as the mystery deepens. Making sense of it all depends on Islamic history professor Yaşar, whose expertise on obscure sects helps Kemal solve the mystery as the two gradually become lovers.
When a second corpse is found chained below another jetty, the duo tracks down the victim’s deserted house and a recording by the murderer. The killer wants an obscure writer’s novel published within one week, or there will be more victims. Kemal and Settar must race to solve the murderer’s grim puzzle.