Kanal D Orders More Hekimoğlu


Kanal D has commissioned new episodes of Hekimoğlu, a Turkish version of the U.S. scripted series House, from Karga Seven Pictures Turkey.

Slated to return to Kanal D in September, the new episodes of Hekimoğlu will be written by Neşe Şen and directed by Hülya Gezer, with Karga Seven’s Ömer Özgüner and Ümmü Burhan serving as executive producers. Returning to production following a COVID-19 hiatus, the episodes will see the return of the Turkish cast, including Timuçin Esen in the lead role of Ateş Hekimoğlu as well as Okan Yalabık, Ebru Özkan, Kaan Yıldırım, Damla Colbay and Aytaç Şaşmaz.

Karga Seven Pictures Turkey, the Turkish outfit of the U.S.-based Red Arrow Studios production company Karga Seven Pictures, secured the rights to House from NBCUniversal Formats. Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, produced the original series of House for FOX in the U.S.

Murat Saygı, general manager of Kanal D, said: “Adapting an American series for Turkey is a difficult job, but Hekimoğlu has proved to be a really successful adaptation of House. Audiences have loved meeting such a unique and unusual character as Dr. Ateş, and have been rewarded by the show’s high production values and the excellent performances of the actors. Our series will return in September with compelling new episodes.”

Ömer Özgüner, CEO of Karga Seven Pictures Turkey, said: “It’s great news that Kanal D has commissioned more episodes of our successful local version of House and it feels good to be finally back in production. We are following strict safety protocols to ensure that the whole of our cast and crew remains safe on set during the production.”