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Viacom International Studios Adapting Ay Yapim’s Persona


Viacom International Studios (VIS) has started production on an adaptation of the Turkish series Şahsiyet (Persona), which was produced by Ay Yapim and aired on Puhu TV.

The ten-episode police thriller, titled El Asesino del Olvido (Before I Forget), tells the story of Pascual, a man diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease who, before losing his memory, decides to seek justice for a past crime. On his quest, he comes across Jimena, an investigator who is pursuing leads on mysterious deaths.

Damián Alcázar (A Wonderful World, The Perfect Dictatorship, Narcos) leads the cast, alongside Paulina Gaitán (Cappadocia, Narcos, The Good Girls). El Asesino del Olvido will be directed by film director and screenwriter Ernesto Contreras (Blue Eyelids, Keep Growing: Café Tacuba, I Dream in Another Language).

The original Turkish series debuted in 2018. Lead actor Haluk Bilginer received the International Emmy for his work in the thriller, which is distributed by Madd Entertainment.

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