The series “Alparslan: Great Seljuk” (Alparslan: Büyük Selçuklu) follows the events from 1048 to 1090. Sultan Cagrı Bey is soon to proclaim the name of the heir. Both of his sons are suitable as contenders for the throne, but many prefer Alparslan. War is coming, and Cagrı Bey has to postpone the choice until better times…
“Alparslan: Great Seljuk ss 2”: release date, announcement
Turkish TV series are gradually becoming the leaders among other popular international film projects. More recently, the viewer was impressed after watching the Turkish series “Magnificent Century” and “Dirilis: Ertugrul”, as the new historical drama “Alparslan: Great Seljuk” was released, which is a prequel to the series “Awakening: Great Seljuk” (Uyanış: Büyük Selçuklu).
The creators of the project have something to tell and show to the viewer, which means they need to give them time, since the production process of historical drama, for obvious reasons, lasts longer than serials of the usual genre. It is officially known that the premiere of the season 2 of the TV show “Alparslan: Great Seljuk” will take place on September 19, 2022.
Not so long ago, his brother Tugrul Bey came to Cagrı Bey, who was also interested in the issue of the future heir to the Empire. While the villagers were wondering who would be the next ruler, the sons of Cagrı Bey played sports games with other men and did not know about the impending danger. They soon learned that the Byzantines had slaughtered the Turkmens without sparing anyone.
To make the killers regret their deeds, the Sultan sends a detachment of fighters to Anatolia, after them. Choosing between Alparslan and his brother, the supreme rulers choose Suleyman. Nobody cares that Alparslan dreamed of fighting enemies and for several years now wanted to show his skills in real combat. The man is left in his native village.
According to the sultans, it can come in handy if the Byzantines want to raid here. But how can he sit around and wait for those who may not show up at all? Naturally, Alparslan escapes and rushes to the aid of the departed people. Not having time to catch up with his troops, he accidentally meets the charming Akca.
In the forest, the girl was attacked by criminals and they could kill her, but Alparslan helps her to avoid death. The couple immediately realizes that they are made for each other. But while the first sincere conversations take place between the lovers, the Byzantine emperor sends even more soldiers to foreign lands, because he is obsessed with the idea of subjugating the Turkmen.
Sultan Tugrul Bey responded by deciding on the war. The troops are led by Alparslan, who first conquers the small town of Pasinler. Everything is going well. The man begins to see prophetic dreams, which say that one victory after another awaits him. But is it really so?..
Actors and their roles
- Mohammed Alparslan — the warlike ruler of Seljuk, who in the period from 1063 to 1072 was able not only to expand his own territories, but also to end the raids of the Byzantines; subjugated Georgia, Armenia and most of Asia Minor, which no one succeeded in; is the father of Malik-Shah, during whose reign the Seljuk state flourished — Barıs Arduc.
- Akca Hatun — a random stranger who got in the way of the future sultan; immediately attracted the attention of a man, and later became his wife and was able to walk a long way with him; comes from lies and hopes to find the truth — Fahriye Evcen.
- Tugrul Bey — Alparslan’s uncle; came to proclaim the heir to the empire, but after receiving unpleasant news about the attack of the Byzantines, he decided to postpone the coronation until better times; nephew’s ardent temper constantly prevents him from making a choice — Barıs Bagcı.
- Cagrı Bey — the grandfather of little Malik-Shah, to whom the series “Awakening: Great Seljuk” is dedicated; an exemplary father, honest, decent, kind person; suffers from hostilities; dreams of protecting his grandchildren from such troubles — Erdinc Gulener.
- Barıs Arduc did not participate in the casting as he was a guest actor. Most of the action scenes were planned to be shot in close-up, so it was decided to find an actor who could perform dangerous stunts on his own — Arduc was ready for this.
- Fahriye Evcen is of maternal Circassian descent. While on vacation in 2005, after getting a role in Istanbul, she settled there for a long time. In 2017, Fahriye married actor Burak Ozcivit. After the birth of a child in 2019, the series “Alparslan: Great Seljuk” became her first project.
- In real history, the vizier Nizamulmulk spent a long time in the ministry of Mohammed, and later remained in the same place during the reign of Malik-Shah. He is no less famous than the Seljuk rulers, since he profoundly influenced the history of the state.
- Each episode of Season 1 lasts an average of 2.5 hours. This format is considered standard for Turkish production. Several characters from the predecessor series also appeared in the movie “Alparslan: Great Seljuk”. But the actors who previously performed these roles were unable to take part, since both films touched on too different historical intervals.
Alparslan: Great Seljuk Season 2 - release date
|Number||Series title||Release date|
|2x01||Series 1||September 19, 2022|
|2x02||Series 2||September 26, 2022|
|2x03||Series 3||October 3, 2022|
|2x04||Series 4||October 10, 2022|
|2x05||Series 5||October 17, 2022|
|2x06||Series 6||October 24, 2022|
|2x07||Series 7||October 31, 2022|
|2x08||Series 8||November 7, 2022|
|2x09||Series 9||November 14, 2022|
|2x10||Series 10||November 21, 2022|