One of the Turkish series that are giving a lot to talk about is The Protector, or in the original language “Hakan: Muhafiz”. And this mainly because of the good production of the series, which made it gain thousands of followers not only in Turkey, but also in the West.
The Protector is a series mainly developed by Netflix, however, it is being co-produced by O3 Media. The series had its first release on December 14, 2018 and already has 3 seasons. This time we will present you everything you need to know about this popular series, which you can search and watch online in English.
Plot of the series The Protector
The story focuses on its protagonist: Hakan, a young Turkish merchant who soon realizes that he has a strange connection with an ancient and secret order in charge of protecting the city of Istanbul.
At first Hakan will refuse to accept his destiny, but then he will have to face reality, and will have to learn to use his powers that he gets from a mysterious talisman, in order to protect the city from some immortal mystics, as well as trying to solve a mystery from his past.
The Protector seasons and episodes
As we had mentioned, the series began airing in December 2018, that date being the one concerning the first season. Currently the series has three seasons, and there are plans to release a fourth one. The last season premiered on March 6, 2020.
So far the story has been developed in 25 episodes distributed in the three seasons, with an approximate duration of 50 minutes per episode.
The seasons of the series are structured as follows:
- First season: 10 episodes.
- Second season: 8 episodes.
- Third season: 7 episodes.
Cast of this turkish TV series
The Protector features a great cast, which has a considerable track record in the Turkish film field. Among the distinguished cast we find:
- Çağatay Ulusoy: He plays the character “Hakan”, who is the protagonist and hero of the series.
- Hazar Ergüçlü as Zeynep Erman.
- Okan Yalabık as Faysal.
- Mehmet Kurtuluş as Mazhar.
- Engin Öztürk as Levent.
- Ayça Ayşin Turan as Leyla Sancak.
- Burçin Terzioğlu as Rüya.
Where to watch Hakan series
Now, this series being developed almost entirely by Netflix, it is limited as far as broadcast media is concerned. So you can only find or watch this series in English on this online platform.
The three seasons and 25 episodes of the series are available on Netflix. So far no other platform has been authorized for the transmission of the series.
What to expect from this series?
While the series does not differ much from other Western stories dealing with the same subject. Nevertheless, The Protector gives us a unique picture of Turkish society, and how a person must deal with the transition from leading a monotonous and quiet life to being one of those responsible for taking care of the city.