Ertuğrul is coming to Pakistan!

PTV to air popular Turkish drama series Ertuğrul in Urdu in Ramazan

By: Faizan Ali Warraich      Published: 05:26 PM, 20 Apr, 2020
Ertuğrul is coming to Pakistan!

Pakistan Television (PTV) announced on Monday that it will air the popular Turkish series titled ‘Diriliş: Ertuğrul’ from the first of Ramazan.

Ertuğrul will be aired every day in Urdu language at 9:10pm on PTV Home. Below is the link of promo of Turkish drama

The first season filmed around the medieval war campaigns waged by Muslims Turks against Christian crusaders in Anatolia, Turkey. This Turkish series is described as a 'Turkish Game of Thrones'.

It is pertinent to mention that PTV has acquired exclusive rights from Turkey's state channel (Turkey TV) TRT to dub the series in Urdu language in Pakistan.

Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey have repeatedly promoted this Turkish historical drama series.

PTI senator and Chairman Standing Committee on Info Broadcasting & Heritage Faisal Javed Khan tweeted:

The show is based on the history of 13th century Muslim Oghuz Turks and centers around the life of Ertuğrul, who was the founder of the Ottoman Empire. Its sequel Kuruluş: Osman revolves around the life of Osman I.

It has five seasons comprising 120 episodes. It is unclear that PTV will broadcast all the five seasons or just one season.

The Turkish historical drama fiction has already ranked among top 10 on Netflix. The television series was created by Mehmet Bozdağ and starring Engin Altan Düzyatan in a lead role.

The drama was filmed in Riva, a village in Beykoz, Turkey, and premiered on TRT 1 in Turkey on December 10, 2014.