The series, which is about the rise of 4 brothers who came out of Mytilene, to rise against the dangers and become the conquerors of the seas, tells the adventure of Sipahi Yakup Ağa’s sons İshak, Oruç, Hızır and İlyas to turn into Barbaros brothers.
Directed by Doğan Ümit Karaca and written by Mustafa Burak Doğu and Ethem Arslan, the actors are Engin Altan Düzyatan, Ulaş Tuna Astepe, Yiğit Özşener, Yetkin Dikinciler, Pelin Akil Altan, Caner Topçu, İsmail Filiz, Gülcan Arslan, Devrim Evin, Melis Babadağ and Bahadır Yenişehirlioğlu.
The shooting of the series, produced by ES Film, continues in Antalya, Marmaris and Istanbul.
TRT General Manager Mehmet Zahid Sobacı and TRT Chairman of the Board Ahmet Albayrak as well as the actors of the series attended the gala event of the series held at the Istanbul Naval Museum.
Sobacı and the actors toured the museum before the screening and examined the banner of Barbaros Hayrettin Pasha.
“This is the first time that such a large project regarding the maritime history of Turkey is being implemented”
TRT General Manager Sobacı, in his speech here, said that “Barbaroslar Sword of the Mediterranean” was one of the most talked about TV series before it entered the screen.
Sobacı said, “The success of TRT, especially in historical and period dramas, was of course one of the most important factors in the discussion of this series. As TRT, we, as TRT, continue to focus and focus on projects or areas that private channels cannot focus on, in line with the public interest, taking into account the requirements of public broadcasting. we are working.” said.
Noting that the discovery of natural gas in the Black Sea, the political developments in the Eastern Mediterranean and the problems in the Aegean Sea reminded once again how important the seas and the concept of “Blue Homeland” are, Sobacı said that they hope to raise awareness about the concept of Blue Homeland with the series. stated.
Noting that they produced the first nautical series in the history of Turkish TV series, Sobacı continued as follows:
“This is the first nautical series in the history of Turkish TV series, I would like to emphasize and underline this. This is the first time that such a large project regarding the maritime history of Turkey is being implemented. In this sense, we, as TRT, tell the story of the Barbaros brothers, who turned the Mediterranean into a Turkish lake, We are very pleased to tell the story of our ancestors’ success at sea and to convey it to the international and national public.”
TRT Chairman of the Board of Directors Albayrak stated that they signed a project with difficulties in terms of shooting techniques, “This is also true in art. If you can use the simplest or the smallest spatial circulation very well, you will have a level of transportation that can overcome the biggest issues. We, as TRT, do this with this series. We believe we have succeeded.” used the phrases.
Emphasizing that he was waiting for this day with excitement, Albayrak said that the TRT administration before them had raised the bar by producing very valuable works and that they wanted to maintain this level.
“I believe that we can reflect this story as a team”
Actor Engin Altan Düzyatan, noting that the series is in a very special project, said, “I believe that we can reflect this story as a team. We will watch it together tonight and see the end together. The audience will determine the value of this work. I hope the audience will like it as much as we do.” he said.
Actor İsmail Filiz stated that the series was a story that started a year and a half ago for him, and that Turkey’s largest and Europe’s largest plateaus were built for the production.
Expressing that they shot the first nautical concept work in Turkey, Filiz said, “Reviving history with this kind of work at a time when the emphasis of the Blue Homeland is at the forefront puts this series in the category of productions that are troublesome. In this sense, I am always happy and proud to be a part of it.” made its assessment.
Actor Devrim Evin also stated that they experienced a shooting process as he expected, and that he gave life to the character of “Antuan”, a French commander, in the series.
The series, produced by ES Film, will be broadcast on TRT1 every Thursday at 08:00 PM (GMT +3).