The Protector (preliminary Turkish title: Hakan: Muhafız, as well as identified Hakan, the guard in Spain) is Netflix's very first preliminary Turkish collection co-produced with O3 Medya, coming from the designs task, desire, thriller as well as additionally clinical study fiction. It premiered on December 14, 2018. It is adjusted from the story Karakalem ve Bir Delikanlının Tuhaf Hikayesi, created by İpek Gökdel.
The 2nd period premiered on April 26, 2019, as well as the 3rd period on March 6, 2020. The 4th period will certainly premiere on July 9, 2020.
Hakan is a young seller whose globe is shaken up when he uncovers that he has a link to an old as well as secret order charged with protecting Istanbul as well as also gains mystical powers through a talisman. Although he is initially reluctant to accept his fate as the city's last protector, he must soon learn to use his gifts to protect Istanbul from the mysterious as well as additionally magical Immortals as well as solve a mystery from its past.
- Çağatay Ulusoy as Hakan Demir
- Hazar Ergüçlü as Zeynep Erman
- Okan Yalabık as Faysal Erdem
- Burçin Terzioğlu as Rüya
- Ayça Ayşin Turan as Leyla Sancak
- Engin Öztürk as Levent Demir
- Mehmet Kurtuluş as Mazhar Dragusha
- Yurdaer Okur as Kemal Erman
- Ayşe Melike Çerçi as Piraye
- Boran Kuzum as Okhan
- Çiğdem Selışık Onat as Azra
- Saygın Soysal as Mergen
- Yücel Erten as Neşet Korkmaz
- Mehmet Yılmaz Ak as Tekin
- Defne Kayalar as Suzan Bayraktar
- Cankat Aydos as Memo
- Şebnem Sönmez as Ayşe Tokatlı
- Fatih Dönmez as Orkun Akın
- Cem Yiğit Üzümoğlu as Emir Türker
- Cihat Süvarioğlu as Yasin Karakaya
- Kubilay Karslıoğlu as Serdar Türker
- Cem Bender as Timur
- Helin Kandemir as Ceylan
- Şenay Aydın as Derya
- Alp Boyraz as Ali
In March 2018, Netflix announced that the first season of the series, consisting of 10 episodes, was being filmed. The main photography started on March 7 of the same year in Istanbul, however, the company was not satisfied with the first five episodes filmed by director Can Evrenol, as well as several scenes were removed from the series. Netflix sought new directors as well as eventually turned the project over to Umut Aral and Gönenç Uyanık, resulting in some scenes having to be re-filmed. Finally, Netflix was satisfied with the final work.
Filming for the second period started in June 2018. Çağatay Ulusoy, Ayça Turan, Hazar Ergüçlü and Okan Yalabık return to continue being part of the main cast, along with the additions of Burçin Terzioğlu, Boran Kuzum, Saygın Soysal8 and Engin Öztürk.
The very first period of The Protector premiered on December 14, 2018. Previously, the collection was scheduled to premiere in September 2018; nevertheless, the release date had to be postponed, after some of the scenes in the very first 5 episodes were deemed unsatisfactory.
The second period premiered on Netflix on April 26, 2019. However, Hakan's story will not end there, as the series was renewed for a 3rd. as well as 4a. durations.