Kurdish-speaking actors wanted for series aired on state-owned channel
ŞANLIURFA – Anadolu Agency
'Can ve Ciğer,' on air since 2011, has succeeded in gaining a loyal audience in southeastern Turkey. The series is filmed in Şanlıurfa. AA photoPublic broadcaster TRT is desperately looking for actors and actresses who speak fluent Kurdish to act in a series to be aired on TRT6, which broadcasts in Kurdish. Frequently criticized for the dullness of its programs, the channel is struggling to find a cast to support its flagship series “Can ve Ciğer,” on air since 2011.
The series' producer Abdullah Toprak said that they were planning to open an acting course in Kurdish aiming to respond to their needs.
“The course will provide the actors for the series. We will bring them up in such a way that they can adapt to the story. Our acting coach and language teacher will prepare them for their role,” Toprak told Anadolu Agency.
The series, which has succeeded in gaining a loyal audience in Turkey's southeastern region, is filmed in the surroundings of Şanlıurfa’s legendary Balıklıgöl.
It relates to a love triangle between Şilan, a young woman who has the burden of supporting her family on her shoulders, and her two contenders Miran and Ferhad.
One of the strong points of the series are the colorful characters played by the supporting cast, such as the “mad dervish” of the neighborhood Eli Dino, the rapper youngster Aram, a penny-pincher alter ego of Scrooge McDuck, Tilki Xelef, or the redoubtable gossipmonger Rewşe.
New faces are becoming an important key to keeping the ratings high, and producers say that the acting course is a good opportunity for talented people in the region.