The Split Being Adapted in Turkey


BBC Studios and the Turkish production company MF Yapim have signed a deal for The Split to be remade in Turkey.

The Turkish treatment will be produced for FOX TV, with production to start this summer. Turkey is the second market to license the format, after Korean broadcaster JTBC.

The original series was created and written by Abi Morgan (River, Suffragette, The Hour) and produced by Sister (Chernobyl). Originally broadcast in the U.K. on BBC One and co-produced with Sundance TV in the U.S., the series is set in the fast-paced world of the divorce circuit, following the story of three sisters, each navigating complex relationships at work and at home. The Split was recommissioned for a third season for BBC One this month.

Andre Renaud, senior VP for global format sales at BBC Studios, said: “Abi Morgan’s powerful writing and the universal themes of family, honesty, love and heartbreak are fully on display with The Split. I am truly delighted to know that this will be the next story to be adapted for the vibrant Turkish market and am pleased that we continue building on our working relationships with key industry creatives like MF Yapim to bring voice to these people in a unique and honest way.”

Asena Bulbuloglu, general manager of MF Yapim, said: “We are very excited about adapting The Split for Turkey. It’s a story with universal appeal that we believe will find a place in the hearts of Turkish audience.”