ISTANBUL, November 14, 2019 – Kanal D has commissioned a local version of hit US scripted series “House M.D.” from Karga Seven Pictures Turkey, the Turkish outfit of award-winning US production company Karga Seven Pictures, a Red Arrow Studios company.
Titled “Hekimoğlu”, the series is set to premiere on Kanal D soon, starring
acclaimed Turkish actor Timuçin Esen in the lead role of Ateş Hekimoğlu. Other cast include Okan Yalabık, Ebru Özkan, Kaan Yıldırım, Damla Colbay and Aytaç Şaşmaz.
The series is written by Banu Kiremitçi Bozkurt and directed by Hülya Gezer, with Karga Seven’s Ömer Özgüner and Ümmü Burhan serving as executive producers.
Karga Seven Pictures Turkey secured the rights to “House M.D.” from NBCUniversal International Formats. Universal Television produced the original series of “House M.D.” for the Fox Network in the US. Starring Hugh Laurie throughout its eight seasons, the drama won five Primetime Emmy Awards, two Golden Globes and a Peabody Award. The format has also been successfully adapted in Russia.
Ömer Özgüner, CEO of Karga Seven Pictures Turkey, said: “We have wanted to produce a local version of ‘House M.D.’ for many years, and are delighted that Turkey will finally get its own Dr Gregory House, and that his home will be Kanal D.”
James Baker, President & Co-CEO of Red Arrow Studios, said: “Karga Seven Pictures in Turkey has become a key part of our growth strategy outside of the US and UK, and we are excited about their impressive slate of new shows for this year and beyond, including this new adaption of ‘House M.D.’. We look forward to continued success together.”
Karga Seven Pictures Turkey launched in 2017, and current projects include new Netflix limited series Ottoman Rising (wt), and drama series Her Yerde Sen (Fox Turkey).
About Karga Seven Pictures
Headquartered in Los Angeles and Istanbul, Karga Seven Pictures is an award-winning production company that produces content across a wide range of genres and formats, including factual, scripted and branded content. Productions include Hunting Hitler for History; Legends of the Lost with Megan Fox, Booze Traveler and Mission Declassified for Travel Channel; Hard to Kill and Contact for Discovery Channel; Uncharted for Discovery and Science Channel; Killing Time and Cry Wolfe for Discovery ID; Duff Takes the Cake for Food Network; Shot in the Dark and forthcoming scripted/documentary series Ottoman Rising (wt) for Netflix; scripted series Her Yerde Sen and City of Secrets for Fox Turkey; and feature film Takim: Mahalle Askina. Karga Seven Pictures is led award-winning Executive Producers Emre Sahin, Sarah Wetherbee and Kelly McPherson.Karga Seven Pictures is a Red Arrow Studios company. https://karga7la.com/