Turkish adaptation of Wentworth gets more episodes
FremantleMedia International reports that Star TV has decided to extend the run of Avlu, the Turkish version of Australian prison drama Wentworth.
Avlu, produced by Limon Film, is a huge hit in Turkey and is one of Star TV’s most successful shows, the distributor notes. The series has won up to 3.4 million viewers per episode and is currently outperforming Star TV’s primetime average among all key demographics.
“We are extremely proud of the success Avlu has achieved so far and can’t wait to see even more of its suspense-filled action unfold. It’s fantastic to see the same compelling characters and gripping storylines of the original Australian drama coming to life in a completely new environment,” said Anahita Kheder, SVP Middle East, Africa & SouthEastern Europe, FremantleMedia International. “It’s one of the most talked about dramas in the region right now, capturing not only the attention of audiences, but international broadcasters too.”
”Avlu is a story about women and their lives confined within the prison walls. Audiences have enjoyed following the characters’ happiness, sadness, friendship, hope and kindness, if there is any left.” said Hayri Aslan, Producer, Limon Film.