It was also reflected in the media, where preparations have been made for a long time for ATV’s period series Destan. Destan series, which was revealed with a meticulous work from its costumes to its venues, met with the audience during the week.
The first episode of the series, which was broadcast on Tuesday evening, attracted great attention and finished the day with the first place. This time, a heroine is in the foreground in the Destan series, which crushes the TV series opposite it.
The story of the series, which took place in Central Asia in the 8th century in a period before Islam, was greeted with enthusiasm by the audience. The series, which has already managed to attract attention with its introductions, was also appreciated with its acting and story.
Destan series was expected in many countries of the world, including Turkey. It showed great success by entering the social media agenda in 50 countries, especially in Turkey, the USA, Norway, Germany, Mexico, Spain, Egypt, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, China, Norway, Germany and France.
The preparation process of the series was not that easy! For the series, in which Ebru Şahin and Edip Tepeli played the leading role, the actors received horse riding, sword-wielding and fighting training months ago.
Ebru Şahin gave an important test in the very first episode and set a throne in the hearts of the audience as Akkız, enough to make her forget Reyyan in her previous series Hercai!
In an interview that Şahin gave for the ATV Youtube channel a few days before the broadcast of the series, it was learned that during the preparation stage, they gave a difficult training for 6 hours a day. While the actress revealed that she was happy and excited despite all this difficult process, the images taken while shooting arrows on the horse were also reflected in the video.
Ebru Şahin, who said that she had no difficulty in the training process and that she was happy to tell such a female character for the first time, explained that she worked 6 hours a day during the preparation phase of the series.
Expressing her excitement at telling such a story with an epic narrative, action, love, reality, emotion and for the first time through a female character, the actress said that she was very excited, they were working very hard, very intense, beyond dreams. Ebru Şahin shared what she went through during the preparation stage and information about the series with the audience in the shootings before the broadcast of the series.
Production and project design belongs to Mehmet Bozdağ; Ebru Şahin, Edip Tepeli and Selim Bayraktar play the leading roles in “Destan”, directed by Emir Khalilzadeh and written by Ayşe Ferda Eryılmaz and Nehir Erdem.
The series, which will mark the screens with its original story, rich cast, magnificent decorations and magnificent action scenes, will tell the epic story of Akkız and Batuga. In ancient times, when epics were not written but lived, the warrior Akkız is captured by her enemy and finds herself in a ruthless power struggle and pure love. In the extraordinary story of Captive Akkız and Batuga, the one-armed and crippled khan’s son, who was oppressed in his father’s palace, these two, ignored by everyone, join forces to achieve the impossible and walk to power.
Ebru Şahin, Edip Tepeli, Selim Bayraktar, Kanbolat Görkem Arslan, Teoman Kumbaracıbaşı, Deniz Barut, Elif Doğan, İpek Karapınar, Burak Tozkoparan, Buse Meral, Burak Berkay Akgül, Osman Albayrak, Şahin Ergüney, Ahmet Olgun are in the rich cast of the ‘Destan’ series. Sünear, Alper Layout, Ecem Sena Bayir, Bilgi Aydoğmuş, Esra Kılıç, Hilal Uysun, Evren Erler, Meltem Pamirtan, Faruk Aran, Müge Duygun, Mehmet Sertakan, Aysel Yıldırım, Seca Naz Karabulut, Cihangir Köse, Berna Üçkaleler, Doruk Şengezer, Onur Yenidünya is located.
The consultants of the series are Prof. Dr. Ahmet Taşağıl, Assoc. Dr. Mehmet Fatih Doğrucan and Prof. Dr. Erkan Göksu gave theoretical lessons to the actors for three months about the period of the story and the life of that period.
For the shooting of the series, the Gök Khanate Palace and gardens were built on an area of 20 thousand square meters on the Bozdağ Film Plateau, in accordance with the 8th century Central Asian Turkish architecture. Within the scope of the Gök Khanate Palace, the palace reception room and living rooms for the members of the dynasty took place in a closed area of 4,500 square meters in the Beykoz Shoe Factory.
Within the Bozdağ Film Plateau, the city streets and bazaar were built on the basis of the eighth century Central Asian Turkish architecture on an open plateau of 5800 square meters. Two obas with 50 tents belonging to the period were built on 15 thousand square meters. The handmade tents in the tents were specially produced for the project in Turkmenistan. While the construction of the decorations took six months, an art team of 287 took part.
The actors of the series “Destan”, whose preparation process continued for a year, received action, horse riding, arrow and sword training from the Bozdağ Film Crew, which is composed of experts. Equestrian training was given at Bozdağ Film facilities with specially trained horses.
5,300 pieces of accessories, items, swords, spears, shields and objects belonging to the period were produced in the workshops located on the Bozdağ Film Plateau to be used in the shooting of the series. While 125 costumes were sewn for the players, a total of 8,115 costumes were prepared for the assistants and other players. While the crew of the series “Destan” consisted of 235 people, 4,500 supporting actors took part in the shooting of the first episode of the series.
‘Destan’ is on ATV every Tuesday.
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