The Turkish adaptation of the Japanese drama, produced by Medyapim and MF Yapim, and distributed by Madd Entertainment, made its debut on Fox TV with notable ratings.
Madd’s new hit The Teacher -Öğretmen- a stand-out drama by Medyapim and MF Yapim, which debuted on FOX TV last Wednesday, opened to phenomenal ratings.
The Teacher is adapted from a successful Japanese series in which a determined teacher goes to unusual lengths to teach a simple lesson in humanity. A critical hit, it earned Nippon TV the Grand Prix for Drama Series at the 2019 Tokyo Drama Awards.
Medyapim and MF Yapim are known for their success in adapting foreign formats to Turkish drama. Recently, MF Yapim brought The Good Doctor (A Miracle) to Turkey, where it became the highest-rated drama series of the past seven years and will soon air on networks around the world.
The Teacher, a thoughtful new age drama which asks powerful questions about the nature of truth in the age of social media, features well known celebrities such as İlker Kaleli (For My Son), Ceren Moray (That Is My Life) and Afra Saraçoğlu (Mrs.Fazilet And Her Daughters).
Unassuming physics teacher Akif’s homeroom is even more unruly than usual when he suddenly announces, “from now on you are my hostages.” With Akif’s touch of a button, a violent explosion separates their classroom from the rest of the school. Akif informs his students that there are many more bombs stashed throughout the school, and, now that he has their attention, he intends to give them one final “lesson in humanity.”
The teacher will keep his class hostage until they face the truth behind the death of their classmate Rüya, a popular student-athlete who seemed to have it all until everything came crashing down following multiple scandals. This rapid rise and fall ended with the young girl’s death.
As the students slowly uncover the background of their classmate’s death and admit their own guilt, a growing crowd on social media follows along. Once the mystery is revealed, it is clear that the teacher’s lesson is not just for his students but for the whole world — honesty, empathy and compassion remain the most important and powerful human values.
MADD Entertainment is the exclusive distributor of The Teacher and is currently offering it to international buyers.