VIS Teams with Miramax for The Turkish Detective


ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) and Miramax are joining forces to co-produce The Turkish Detective, based on the Cetin Ikmen crime novels by Barbara Nadel.

The Turkish Detective follows the lead character in the 21-novel series, Inspector Cetin Ikmen, and his partner Mehmet Suleyman as they solve crimes and experience highs and lows in modern-day Istanbul. Production is slated to begin on the series in spring 2021.

Pierluigi Gazzolo, president of studios and streaming at ViacomCBS Networks International, said: “Miramax has a longstanding reputation for award-winning, creative productions. By partnering with Miramax to produce The Turkish Detective, VIS will continue to deliver on its commitment to create the best content for all platforms around the world.”

Marc Helwig, head of worldwide television at Miramax, said: “Barbara Nadel is a terrific writer, and her page-turning novels combine beautifully honed storytelling that is at once captivating, colorful and imbued with a distinctly authentic sense of place. I am thrilled that we are partnering with VIS to bring this hugely successful series to a global audience.”