The Protector (2018 TV series)
|Also known as||Hakan: Muhafız|
|Created by||Binnur Karaevli|
|Country of origin||Turkey|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||10 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||46 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Netflix Studios, O3 Turkey Medya|
|Picture format||16:9 HD|
|Original release||December 14, 2018|
The Protector (Turkish: Hakan: Muhafız) is a 2018 Turkish drama fantasy series starring Çağatay Ulusoy. It was created by Binnur Karaevli and directed by Can Evrenol, Umut Aral and Gönenç Uyanık. First season consists of 10 episodes and is available for streaming on Netflix on December 14, 2018.
- Çağatay Ulusoy as Hakan Demir
- Ayça Ayşin Turan as Leyla Sancak
- Hazar Ergüçlü as Zeynep
- Okan Yalabık as Faysal Erdem
- Mehmet Kurtuluş as Mazhar Dragusha
- Yurdaer Okur as Kemal
- Cankat Aydos as Memo
- Defne Kayalar as Suzan Bayraktar
- Cihat Süvarioğlu as Yasin
- Helin Kandemir as Ceylan
- Erol Gedik as Murat
- Selçuk Zurnazanlı as Selim
- Şenay Aydın as Derya
In March 2018, Netflix announced that it was filming the first season of the series, which consists of 10 episodes. The principal photography began on March 7 of the same year in Istanbul. The series was renewed for a second season. It will start in 2019.
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