Ertugrul producer starts filming series on Turkic ruler Jalal al-Din Khwarazmshah

By: News Desk      Published: 01:09 PM, 10 Oct, 2020
Ertugrul producer starts filming series on Turkic ruler Jalal al-Din Khwarazmshah

After the incredible success of Ertugrul, the mind behind the series has announced a new historical TV series on former Turkic ruler Jalal al-Din Khwarazmshah that will go on air in January in Turkey.

Talking to Anadolu Agency, screenwriter and producer of Resurrection Ertuğrul Mehmet Bozdag said it will create a great impact worldwide at the series premiere held in Uzbekistan earlier this month.

Bozdag said that they began work on the project two years ago after the Uzbekistan government approved their request for the show, adding that 13 episodes of the series have already been shot.

He further said that the series sees them try and “offer a new perspective in terms of cinema language”, but did clarify that the work was an “original concept”.

“We tried to present Uzbek culture, geography and history of Transoxianan region in this series,” he said.

The Turkish producer said there “is already a great demand” for the series because of his previous project, Resurrection Ertugrul, which was a worldwide hit.

Jalal al-Din Khwarazmshah, the ruler of the Khwarazmian Empire, launched a united struggle against Mongol invasion in vain. After multiple unsuccessful attempts by the previous Khwarazm rulers to stop the Mongol invasion, Jalal al-Din developed a united front to stop the Mongols by putting aside the dynastic fight between Seljuks and Khwarazmians.