Turkish Adaptation for Nippon TV Drama


Japan’s Nippon TV has licensed yet another scripted format in Turkey, this time landing a local version of OASIS -a love story- with FOX Turkey.

The Turkish version of the hit series OASIS -a love story- has been produced by Medyapim under the local title Misafir (which means “the guest” in Turkish).

OASIS -a love story- follows a 27-year-old woman with an unhappy life who attempts suicide. Unsuccessful, she stumbles into a local tavern and is befriended by a police detective who immediately takes her to the hospital. Upon waking up there, she realizes she has been unidentified and, thinking she might be able to live a different life, pretends to have lost her memory. The detective, who recently relocated to her hometown with his three children after losing his wife, decides to take care of her until she regains her memory.

Nippon TV, Medyapim and MF Yapim have done seven deals to date: Mother, Woman -My Life for My Children-, My Son, OASIS -a love story-, Abandoned, Mr. Hiiragi’s Homeroom and I’m Mita, Your Housekeeper.

Keisuke Miyata, head of sales of international business development for Nippon TV, said: “We have a trusted relationship with Faruk and Fatih from MF Yapim and Medyapim, and I fondly recall the time we pitched OASIS -a love story- to our dear partners at their office in Istanbul a few years ago. Fatih liked the theme and immediately decided to adapt this extremely touching story for Turkish viewers. We also met with Fatih with our producer Masatoshi Kato, in Cannes, and it was exhilarating to witness the instant chemistry among the global creators. We are so excited with the Turkish production. It is as heart-grabbing as ever, and cannot wait for the Turkish audience to enjoy, and for it to be distributed to the global audience as well.”

Fatih Aksoy, president of Medyapim, added: “We are proud to once again collaborate with Nippon TV on a project as remarkable as OASIS -a love story-. With a strong story as well as Hazal Kaya and Buğra Gülsoy leading the talented cast, we believe Misafir will also attain local and global success alongside our previous collaborations Kadın and Anne.”