CAN YAMAN LEADING
EL TURCO DISNEY SERIES?
Although there are some rumours around the net that this one has been cancelled just like his previous project Sandokan, we still hope Can Yaman's EL TURCO epic TV series over at Disney is happening! In it, one of Turkey's biggest and hottest stars is supposed to play
Balaban, a soldier in the Janissary army, which consisted of European slaves forcefully converted to Islam, serves as an Ottoman intelligence officer. The Ottoman army loses the Battle of Vienna in 1683, and he is taken prisoner. After he escapes, he is found wounded and rescued by the people of Moena, a small town in northern Italy. He settles there and organizes a peasant uprising against the feudal overlords who oppressed and overtaxed the people. Knowing his Ottoman origins, they nicknamed him El Turco. Will Kemp, Nigel Pilkington, David Nykl, Kieran O'Reilly, Caroline Boulton, Nick
Wittman, Slavko Sobin are just some of the names rounding up the international cast. The shooting ended in February in Hungary, so we are hoping we will get some news on the air date soon.
|Can Yaman as El Turco in a fanmade image
|A photo of Can Yaman from the set of the El Turco series