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FOX Turkey to Air Local Version of Nippon TV’s Abandoned


FOX Turkey is set to start airing Cocukluk, the Turkish version of Nippon TV’s hit series Abandoned.

Created and produced by Medyapım and MF Yapim, Cocukluk features Beren Gökyıldız from Anne (an adaptation of Nippon TV’s Mother) and Kübra Süzgün from Kadin (an adaptation of Nippon TV’s Woman –My Life for My Children–). Anne and Kadin now air in over 40 countries around the world.

Mikiko Nishiyama, managing director of international business development for Nippon TV, said: “We were once again thrilled to hear that Abandoned was going to be produced by the hit making creators Medyapım and MF Yapim, and air on FOX Turkey immediately after the enormous success of Kadin, the remake of our Woman -My Life for My Children-. Cocukluk features two Turkish superstar child actresses who were the lead characters in their remake of our Mother (Anne) and Woman -My Life for My Children- (Kadin).”

Nishiyama added: “We are so honored that Medyapım and MF Yapim took the same strategy that we did when we created Abandoned for the Japanese audience in casting these amazing young talents. It is very humbling to see how our format helped in bringing light to these young generations and we have so much confidence that this story will touch audiences with their proven strong performance, not only in Turkey, but also around the world.”

Fatih Aksoy, president of Medyapım, said: “This will be the fourth collaboration of Nippon TV-Medyapım-MF Yapim after Mother, Woman and The Teacher. The first three series attained great success both in Turkey and around the world. I believe that with the power of its story and its talented cast, this series will also achieve great success.”

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