Are you looking for a show with a lot of magic and fantasy? Shahmaran, the newest Turkish show on Netflix, might be right up your alley. This romantic TV show with fantasy elements is a scary and suspenseful story about a Turkish legend.
If you like fantasy shows on Netflix like The Sandman, The Witcher, or Shadow and Bone, you might want to try Shahmaran. Turkish actress Serenay Sarikaya stars as Sahsu, a young woman from Istanbul. As a candidate for a Ph.D., Sahsu goes to the city of Adana as a lecturer and to find out why her grandfather left her mother years ago.
On her journey, Sahsu starts to have visions and feels drawn to a mysterious group of people called Mar, who are the descendants of Shahmaran. Turkish folklore says that Shahmaran is a mythical being who is half woman and half snake and lives in an underground garden. She has been told about in many different ways in legends and stories from many different cultures.
Shahmaran came out on Netflix at the end of January and quickly became a popular show. Within its first week, it made it into Netflix’s Top 10 list. Read on to find out more about the show’s cast and characters.
Serenay Sarikaya plays Sahsu, a professor who starts having visions and is soon pulled into an old story. Sarikaya is a well-known actress and model from Turkey. She is best known for her roles in the Turkish teen drama Medcezir and the psychological thriller Fi. If you like how Sarikaya performs, you might want to join the 9.4 million people who follow her on Instagram.
Burak Deniz, who plays Maran and has mostly worked in other Turkish projects, is her co-star. He is also a model, and he was in the Turkish Netflix drama Don’t Leave, which was about a couple in love.
Mustafa Ugurlu, a famous Turkish stage, film, and TV actor, plays Sahsu’s grandfather, Davut. He is a key part of figuring out the legend that the show is about.
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List of actors and characters in Shahmaran
- Serenay Sarıkaya as Sahsu
- Almina Günaydın as young Sahsu
- Burak Deniz as Maran
- Mustafa Uğurlu as Davut
- Mahir Günşiray as Ural
- Ebru Özkan as Çavges
- Mert Ramazan Demir as Cihan
- Hakan Karahan as Lakmu
- Elif Nur Kerkük as Medine
- Mehmet Bilge Aslan as Salih
- Berfu Halisdemir as Diba
- Nilay Erdönmez as Hare
- Nil Sude Albayrak as Bike
- Ayşe Lebriz Berkem as Tutku
- Ece Ertez as Lilit
- Beran Soysal as Camsap
- Mert Doğan as Arun
Shahmaran’s Offical Trailer is Given Below-
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Jessa Martin is the author of Nogmagazine, A professional in writing by day, and novelist by night, she received her bachelor of arts in film from Howard University and her master of arts in media studies from the New School. A Brooklyn native, she is a lover of naps, cookie dough, and beaches, currently residing in the borough she loves, most likely multitasking.