Netflix has announced the premiere date for Rise of Empires: Ottoman, a major new docu-drama produced by Karga Seven Pictures, a Red Arrow Studios company, in association with STXtelevision.
Previously titled Ottoman Rising, the six-hour series will drop in 190 countries globally on Netflix on January 24, 2020.
The English-language production has been shot in multiple locations in Turkey, facilitated by Karga Seven’s Turkish production outfit.
Rise of Empires: Ottoman tells the epic 15th-century story of Mehmed II, known as Mehmed the Conqueror, chronicling his astonishing and fabled rise from 13-year-old Child Sultan to toppling Constantinople and becoming the ruler of the Ottoman Empire.
The series is executive produced by Sarah Wetherbee, Kelly McPherson and Emre Sahin of Karga Seven Pictures, and Jada Miranda of STXtv. The series is written by Liz Lake, Kelly McPherson and Emre Sahin, and directed by Emre Sahin.
With narration of the English-speaking version by Charles Dance (The Crown, Game of Thrones), the cast features Tommaso Basili (Emperor Constantine XI), and renowned Turkish talent including Cem Yi̇ği̇t Üzümoğlu (Sultan Mehmed II), Tuba Büyüküstün (Mara Hatun), Bi̇rkan Sokullu (Giovanni Giustiniani Longo), Seli̇m Bayraktar (Çandarli Halil Paşa), Osman Sonant (Loukas Notaras), Tolga Teki̇n (Sultan Murad II), Ushan Çakır (Zaganos Paşa), Damla Sönmez (Ana), Tansu Bi̇çer (Orban) and İlayda Akdoğan (Therma Sphrantzes).
The series also features critically acclaimed historians including Roger Crowley and Jason Goodwin.
STXtv previously partnered with Nat Geo on the critically acclaimed scripted project, Valley of the Boom. The six-part limited series chronicles the culture of speculation, innovation and debauchery that led to the rapid inflation and burst of the 1990s tech bubble.