‘Magnificent Century’ bids farewell to TV viewers after four seasons
‘Magnificent Century’ had its finale with the 139th episode.Turkey’s most popular TV series “Muhteşem Yüzyıl” (Magnificent Century), which has reached hundreds of millions around the world, had its finale with the 139th episode on June 12.
The main character of the series, the 16th-century Ottoman Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent, played by Halit Ergenç, died in the final episode during his expedition to Zigetvar.
In his final moments, the sultan heard the words of his grand vizier Pargalı İbrahim, who he killed, saying “It is time my sultan.” Then Süleyman the Magnificent, wearing white clothes, was depicted walking into eternity.
The TV series, which is based on the story of the sultan’s harem and his romance with Hürrem Sultan, conquered more than 40 countries from Arabic speaking lands to the Balkans, and has especially captivated the nations that were previously under Ottoman control.