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Kara Yılan is a Turkish TV series with a history and drama theme, produced by ATV Internal Productions, directed by Cem Akyoldaş and Feride Kaytan, and written by the Kuledibi Script Group. The series, which has the distinction of being the second highest budget TV series in the period it was broadcast, came to the screens in ATV.

Kara Yılan series, in which an influential cast of actors such as Bülent İnal, Engin Akyürek and Begüm Birgören met, did not receive enough attention from the audience. The series aired a total of 18 episodes and completed its screen life in a short time due to low ratings.

Channel: ATV
Producer: ATV Interiors
Genre: History-Drama
Release Date: November 19, 2007 – April 22, 2008
Venue: Istanbul, Gaziantep, Kahramanmaraş, Sanliurfa
Duration: 120 minutes
Music: Orient Expressions
Starring: Bülent İnal, Engin Akyürek, Begüm Birgören.
Cast: Polat Bilgin, Serap Aksoy, İlker Aksum, Nergis Öztürk, Avni Yalçın, Cem Bender, Gökhan Bekletenler, Şahin Irmak, Binnur Kaya, Ozan Şahin, Mark Levitas, Erkan Bektaş.


Kara Yılan series is about the liberation of Gaziantep from the French occupation. The series, whose project was designed by Tomris Giritlioğlu, attracted attention with its huge production fee at the time of its release. Bülent İnal played the role of the Kara Yılan in the series, and Begüm Birgören played his lover.


Memed is a boy who wants to read instead of wandering in the mountains and holding a gun. But his father, Mamo Ağa, tries to raise him like a warrior by taking him to the mountains by force, leaving him alone with the herd at night, confronting the things he feared. One morning, Mamo Ağa finds Memed on the mountain, at the head of his herd, next to the wolf he shot at night. Memed also wins against a black snake. Mamo believes that his son is now a valiant man. Right there he proudly gives him his new name: “Your name is now Karayılan!”

Karayılan complements the bravery he learned from his father with the knowledge and philosophy he acquired from Dergahbaşı İsmail Efendi, with whom he was a youth. Karayılan who went to the army before the First World War; He returns to his village in Antep, tired and defeated from his seven-year military service. Antep was under the occupation of the French in those years. Taking advantage of the situation, gangs roam around. Mamo asks his son to become the head of the tribe and to arm the young people and fight.

Karayılan, on the other hand, astonished his father; He says that he can no longer fight: He wants to be “Shepherd Memed”, not “Hero Karayılan”. Karayilan, who intends to be a shepherd, sees that it is not easy to implement this decision and he has to constantly choose between military service and shepherding. Although he sometimes makes mistakes in love and war, he continues to progress.
The series mainly tells the story of Memed, who decided not to take a gun, not to fight, only to act as a shepherd, to take his gun again, not to endure injustice and cruelty, and heroize the name of Karayılan by forming a National Forces movement around him.


Actor (Character)
Bülent İnal (Karayılan / Mehmet)
Begüm Birgören (Elvan)
Polat Bilgin (Margos)
Serap Aksoy (Belkıs)
İlker Aksum (Major Laroş)
Engin Akyürek (Nizipli Halim)
Nergis Ozturk (Sona)
Avni Yalçın (Behram Sergeant)
Cem Bender (Doctor Osman)
Gökhan Bekletenler (Selo)
Şahin Irmak (Şiro)
Binnur Kaya (Emine)
Ozan Şahin (Reporter)
Mark Levitas (Colonel San Mari)
Erkan Bektaş (Şahin Bey)


The shooting of the Kara Yılan series was carried out in Istanbul, Sanliurfa, Gaziantep and Kahramanmaraş. For the series, in accordance with the structure of the years of the national struggle, the square, the bazaar and the old Gaziantep houses were built on an area of ​​2,500 square meters in Gaziantep and Istanbul on the same scales. For the project with a huge budget, a thousand pieces of military equipment, 200 civilian clothes of the period, 200 French legion military costumes, 2 cannons, sufficient number of rifles, mauser rifles and machine guns were purchased.

The villages in Gaziantep, Şanlıurfa and Kahramanmaraş were visited and materials describing the period were collected. In addition, special horse carriages and phaetons were built to be used in the series. With a different animation technique used in the series, the old Gaziantep images came to the screen in 3D. Black Snake series for the first time this technique has been applied in Turkey.


The soundtrack of the series belongs to Orient Expressions. You can listen to the generic music of the series below.

Kara Yılan Generic Music


The first trailer of Kara Yılan was released on ATV in October 2007. The first images aroused the audience’s curiosity.

First Introduction:


Kara Yılan series began to appear on ATV screens on November 19, 2007. Turkey’s highest budget in the period when publication of the series, the second series of Kara Yılan did not see the expected interest. Continuing a season, the series made its final with its 18th episode, which aired on April 22, 2008.

You can watch all the episodes of the Kara Yılan series on ATV’s youtube official page.


You can listen to the song “Vurun Antepliler”, one of the impressive music used in the scenes of the Kara Yılan TV series, below.

Kara Yılan Shoot Antepliler / Cem Yıldız

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