Wednesday, April 08, 2020
Kenan İmirzalıoğlu gives an explanation of his character in the 8-episode series Alef, the joint project of BluTV and FX. The FIRST TWO episodes will be aired simultaneously on April 10, 2020 on BluTV.
Kenan İmirzalıoğlu has started the countdown for the first episode with Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan and Melisa Sözen, the other actors in leading roles. Alef is directed by Emin Alper and written by Emre Kayis. It is a mystical thriller, the first of its kind in Turkey, and will take the audience on a journey full of mystery and action from the very first episode.
Watch this behind the scenes video of Kenan and co-star Ahmet talk about the show and their characters.
Kemal Tekin (Kenan İmirzalıoğlu) has received a very good education in England. He has a photographic memory, high attention, and great courage. Upon his return to Turkey, he will start working with Settar (Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan), the senior detective of the Murder Office. A quiet and calm character, Kemal is a successful policeman who has achieved what he has with his natural talent and special education. He has a great love for his profession.
Kemal's sudden decision to return to Turkey from Britain's elite detective training academy has surprised everyone. Kemal has settled in a house inherited from his family and pursues a secret about his wife and his child. In the summertime, he will return to the country where he and his family had gone on holiday and also face secrets there.
Kemal's return to his homeland and Settar's last mission before his retirement takes them to something neither has ever faced before. All the talents of this duo need to stretch beyond their experience. They are investigating murders not committed for revenge, honor or interest but for other goals. They uncover new hints and new questions with every step they take. Kemal will try to analyze cases with Settar, who works almost entirely against his methods. The solution to these murders may only be possible with this contrast in their working styles. Kemal and Settar are two successful detectives who can reach the same solution with different methods.
Kenan İmirzalıoğlu stated they worked with a team who knew their job very well in the story and production stages of the series. They did a special job that all will proudly watch even years later. He added that in working with Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan in this series, he is working with a master.
See below for the latest of the 8 trailers released for the show. You can click here to find a playlist for all the trailers.
MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2020
Alef (Aleph), a co-production between FX Turkey and streaming provider BluTV, is set to debut on FX Turkey on April 10, 2020. The series is an eight-parter shot in Istanbul about two detectives investigating a spate of murders, beginning with the discovery of a dead body in the Bosphorus.
The crime-drama follows a young and ambitious police detective Kemal (Kenan Imirzalioglu) and his veteran, seen-it-all partner Settar (Ahmet Mumtaz Taylan) in their pursuit of a serial killer. Yasar (Melisa Sozen), a university lecturer, joins the duo in their search through history for secret cults and symbols. As the series progresses, the team will unveil a mystery that has remained a secret for centuries and the killer’s true intention is revealed. Set in the present-day, the story is elevated with Sufi elements and brings together a highly anticipated cast.
The series comes from MAY Production and stars Kenan İmirzalıoğlu, Ahmet Mumtaz Taylan and Melisa Sozen, with Emin Alper directing.