KURULUS OSMAN – The Ottoman Turkish series in English
Kurulus Osman is an epic series that tells the life of Osman Bey, the son of Ertugrul Gazi and founder of the Ottoman Empire. It stars the famous actor Burak Ozcivit.
It is the continuation of the series Dirilis Ertugrul that had 5 seasons and was a great international success. The first season has 27 episodes and the second is on air.
Plot – Synopsis
The story of Kurulus is the continuation in time of the saga of Ertugrul, his father. While his father was fighting to give a base to his people and to ensure them a future, little Osman was receiving religious, military and moral education in the culture of his people. The little boy was accompanied by his guardian Sheikh Edebali.
One night Osman has a dream that wakes him up and tells the Sheikh in search of his wisdom. In the dream there was a tree, four rivers and a crescent of light. When his master hears it, he becomes happy and predicts that he will be the founder of a great empire that will follow in his descendants and rule the world.
Through the episodes the dream will become true and Osman Bey will create an empire that will last six centuries and will extend through the continents of Europe and Asia.
The protagonist of Kurulus Osman
The renowned actor Burak Özçivit stars in this series, after a period of rest following his success in the drama Kara Sevda.
It has emerged that the actor had several months of preparation for his role, from the physical and also historical. Burak had to undergo intense body training to give the right physique to this Turkish warrior, who will have many battles and fights. It is said that he had to follow a special diet with proteins and vitamins.
Besides that preparation, he also had to study in detail the history to capture the spirit of the moment and the historical character in his time. This included a trip to Uzbekistan, where many of the real events took place 700 years ago.
Cast and Characters
Burak Özçivit as Osman Bey
Nurettin Sönmez as Bamsı
Ragıp Savaş as Dündar Bey
Saruhan Hünel as Alişar
İsmail Hakkı as Samsa
Tuğrul Çetiner as Yannis
Ayşegül Günay as Zöhre Hatun
Alma Terzic as Sofia
Emre Basalak as Gündüz Bey
Abdül Süsler as Kalonoz
Eren Hacısalihoğlu as Batur
Özge Törer as Bala Hatun