Bambaşka Biri, also known as Another Love, is a Turkish romantic mystery drama television series directed by Neslihan Yeşilyurt. Produced by Tims&B Productions, it stars Burak Deniz and Hande Erçel as Kenan Öztürk and Leyla Gediz.[1] It premiered on Fox Turkey on September 11, 2023.[2]

Bambaşka Biri
Screenplay by
  • Onur Şener
  • Lokman Maral
  • Seçil Çömlekçi
Story byEthem Özışık
Directed byNeslihan Yeşilyurt
Country of originTurkey
Original languageTurkish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes16 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
  • Burak Sağyaşar
  • Timur Savcı
Production locationIstanbul
Running time120 minutes
Production companyTims&B
Original release
ReleaseSeptember 11, 2023 (2023-09-11) –
January 13, 2024 (2024-01-13)

Synopsis edit

The brutal murder of Hamdi Atılbay in the forest brings together the paths of young prosecutor Leyla Gediz, who wants to leave her complicated past behind and establish a new order, and Kenan Ozturk, an ambitious journalist who has an orderly and famous life. However, this murder heralds the destruction of not only their love, but also the truth they know about their lives.

Cast edit

Main edit

  • Burak Deniz as
    • Kenan Öztürk: a successful and popular news bulletin presenter and journalist; former employee of TVR; Leyla's fiancé
    • Doğan Kaya: Kenan's alter-ego and second personality due to dissociative identity disorder; a murderer who takes revenge by killing criminals
  • Hande Erçel as Leyla Gediz: a skilled public prosecutor at justice court; Kenan's fiancée

Recurring edit

  • Cem Davran as Turan Öztürk: Deputy chief prosecutor at justice court; Nevin's husband; Kenan's adoptive father; Leyla's superior
  • Berrin Arısoy as Nevin Öztürk: Turan's wife; Kenan's adoptive mother
  • Gülçin Hatıhan as Şahinde Gediz: Ekrem's wife; Leyla and Tahir's mother
  • Muttalip Müjdeci as Ekrem Gediz: Sahinde's husband; Leyla and Tahir's father
  • Begüm Akkaya as Yasemin Arca: a lawyer; Leyla's best friend; Tahir's former girlfriend; Murat's love interest
  • Ferit Aktug as Murat Erden: Former news director at TVR; Kenan's best friend; Yasemin's love interest
  • Uğur Uzunel as Tahir Gediz: Sahinde and Ekrem's son; Leyla's brother; Yasemin's former boyfriend; Nuray's husband
  • Polen Emre as Nuray Gediz: Tahir's wife
  • Menderes Samancılar as Idris Tashly: Sadiq's brother; Kenan's uncle; Dogan's accomplice
  • Asli Orcan as Nükhet Arslan: Head and owner of TVR; Kenan's one-sided lover
  • Yeşim Gül as Müşerref Karaca: Kenan's mother
  • Koray Karaca as Refik: Leyla's subordinate officer; commissioner at justice court
  • Yunus Narin as Ozgür: a businessman; Leyla's one-sided pursuer
  • Yasar Gündem as Dr. Süheyl: Kenan's doctor
  • Bahadir Vatanoglu as Gökhan: Tahir's friend
  • Özhan Carda as Hamdi Atilbay: a rapist; Sedef's father; murdered by Doğan
  • Gonca Vuslateri as Sedef Atilbay: Hamdi's daughter
  • Birgül Ulusoy as Nurgül: Nuray's maternal aunt
  • Dilsah Demir as Pelin: Kenan's assistant
  • Gonca Vuslateri as Buse: Murat's cousin; Samet's girlfriend
  • Burak Dumanoğlu as Refik's subordinate
  • Egemen Ulutaş as Mert: Leyla's assistant
  • Yasemin Akyüz as Hajer: Gediz family's househelp
  • Kirkor Dinckayikçi as Reşat: Gediz family's househelp

Episodes edit

Overview edit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
116September 11, 2023 (2023-09-11)January 13, 2024 (2024-01-13)Now Turkey

List of episodes edit

No.Title [3]Directed byWritten byOriginal air date [3]
1TBANeslihan YeşilyurtEthem Özışık11 September 2023 (2023-09-11)
Leyla Gediz, the prosecutor, has recently returned to Istanbul and is unaware of how the case she was given on the first day and the guy she met that day will alter her life. In a murder investigation that rocked Turkey as a country, Leyla becomes the lead. Turan, the top prosecutor in the case against Leyla, is the father of Turkey's most popular news presenter, Kenan ztürk, who is also heavily engaged. In order to resist their desire and go together on the path of inquiry, Kenan and Leyla, whose fates frequently collide, must overcome their attraction to one another. They don't realise the murderer is so near, though.[3]
2TBANeslihan YeşilyurtEthem Özışık18 September 2023 (2023-09-18)
As Leyla's trust circle shrinks, the body count rises. Turan, desperate to save his son, becomes a prosecutor defending the killer. Kenan faces a choice.[4]
3TBANeslihan YeşilyurtEthem Özışık25 September 2023 (2023-09-25)
Leyla was shocked when she realized that the person she thought was Kenan was actually Doğan, and he went too far. When Kenan regained consciousness and learned what he had done, he tried to forgive himself, but softening Leyla's anger was not easy. Kenan, whose memory lapses were becoming more frequent, began to doubt his sanity, and he wasn't the only one who noticed this.[5] Doğan, who failed to kill his last victim, took unexpected risks to prevent İrfan from talking. As Kenan's trust eroded, Leyla and Commissioner Refik played a dangerous game to confirm the killer's connection to Kenan. This time, it was Doğan's turn to fall into the trap.
4TBANeslihan YeşilyurtEthem Özışık2 October 2023 (2023-10-02)

Despite İrfan being silenced at the last moment, some will not stay quiet in the face of cruelty. Leyla, unaware her own father is involved, seeks the truth behind murders from September 7, 1995. She teams up with Kenan, discovering a new side to him.

Ekrem, unaware he's on Doğan's radar, faces escalating pressure and dangerous involvement. Turan, preoccupied with his own worries, faces a greater concern than his son's imprisonment.

As Ekrem tries to shield his kids from the truth, he overlooks imminent danger. Kenan, dealing with repressed pain, turns to an unusual path for answers.
5TBANeslihan YeşilyurtEthem Özışık9 October 2023 (2023-10-09)

Leyla and Kenan are caught in a fierce battle between those trying to cover up a fire at the orphanage and those trying to expose it. They realize their enemies are unafraid and their past lives are threatened. An unexpected emotional confession complicates matters.

Turan tries to protect his son while Nevin learns disturbing information about Kenan's mental health. Doğan, determined to reclaim what's his, takes extreme measures. İdris, unable to control Doğan's impulsiveness, resorts to harsh methods, making Ekrem Doğan's prime target.
6TBANeslihan YeşilyurtEthem Özışık16 October 2023 (2023-10-16)
After all the things that happened to them, Kenan can no longer hide his love for Leyla. However, Leyla struggles to open up about her love that she has accepted within herself. The suppressed intensity of emotions leads the two to inevitable confessions.[6]
7TBANeslihan YeşilyurtEthem Özışık23 October 2023 (2023-10-23)
After a disaster occurs at the courthouse, Leyla takes one step away from reality again. However, a clue found after the incident determines the new target of the investigation. Nevin, who reveals the facts to the wrong person, begins to think that she has no choice but to accept Doğan as her son. Turan, who, unlike his wife, cannot accept Doğan, has a striking confrontation with Idris.
8TBANeslihan YeşilyurtEthem Özışık30 October 2023 (2023-10-30)
For the first time, Leyla stops resisting her love for Kenan. The couple thinks they will enjoy their love. Until their fate takes a dark turn...
9TBANeslihan YeşilyurtEthem Özışık6 November 2023 (2023-11-06)
Leyla, devastated by her father's murder, relentlessly pursues Ekrem's killers. Doğan, accused of the crime, confronts İdris, while Nevin and Turan grapple with a crucial decision. As the criminal organization targets Leyla, Elif's courage unveils their schemes. Meanwhile, Tahir, emotionally affected, seeks solace at Yasemin's door, and familial power struggles ensue.
10TBANeslihan YeşilyurtEthem Özışık13 November 2023 (2023-11-13)
Kidnapped Leyla gets closer to solving her father's murder. Doğan risks exposure to help her, bringing victory within reach. Şahinde juggles threats and family pressures. Tahir takes charge amid chaos. Doğan's bold move exposes family betrayal, leaving Turan and Nevin to deal with the aftermath. Kenan takes a significant step in his relationship with Leyla, unaware of impending complications.
11TBANeslihan YeşilyurtEthem Özışık20 November 2023 (2023-11-20)
Kenan disappears for treatment, leaving a trail of heartbreak. Leyla seeks answers for the sudden abandonment. Yasemin advises moving on, but a new person wants to join Leyla's journey. Misunderstandings strain Yasemin and Murat. Tahir faces crises in personal and professional life, while Nuray plays games to keep him. An unexpected return changes the narrative, and a new presence is set to forever alter Kenan and Leyla's lives.
12TBANeslihan YeşilyurtEthem Özışık27 November 2023 (2023-11-27)
Kenan tries not to lose Leyla amid her anger, while Leyla attempts to move on without him. A familiar face ensures their paths cross again. An unwanted guest adds tension in the Gediz household, revealing new challenges. Müşerref searches for her lost son, unaware he's closer than she thinks. Turan's honest move to reveal the past's truths has unforeseen consequences, pushing Nevin into a dark path when she doesn't find the understanding she seeks from her husband.
13TBANeslihan YeşilyurtEthem Özışık8 December 2023 (2023-12-08)
14TBANeslihan YeşilyurtEthem Özışık15 December 2023 (2023-12-15)

Production edit

Casting edit

The popular pairing of Hande Erçel and Burak Deniz reunited onscreen for Bambaşka Biri, marking their second collaboration after Aşk Laftan Anlamaz (2016).[7]

Development edit

Initially titled İki Yabancı,[8] which means Two Strangers in English, the series was launched with the title Bambaşka Biri.[9]

Fox Turkey announced that Neslihan Yeşilyurt would be directing it and that it would star Hande Erçel and Burak Deniz.[10]

Filming edit

Bambaşka Biri is primarily filmed in Istanbul, Turkey.[11] Certain scene are shot in locations such as Beşiktaş and Galata.[12]

Reception edit

Ratings edit

The first episode of Bambaşka Biri episode topped commercial demographics while the second episode made the series the most watched across all categories.[13] The series has trended on Twitter with more than 300,000 tweets. Episode seven of the show increased in the commercial demo by 8%.[14]

Awards and nominations edit

Bambaşka Biri is the first Turkish series to receive an award at the Rose d'Or Awards. It was selected from more than 700 projects in 13 different categories.[15]

Year Award Category Nominee Result Reference
2023 Rose d'Or Awards Best Telenovela Bambaşka Biri Won [16]
Golden Butterfly Awards Best Actor Burak Deniz Nominated
Best Actress Hande Erçel Nominated
Best Couple Burak Deniz and Hande Erçel Nominated [17]
Best Series Bambaşka Biri Nominated
Best Director Neslihan Yeşilyurt Nominated
Best Screenwriter Ethem Özışık Nominated
Mevcut Bilgi Yilin En'leri Ödülleri Best Actor of the Year Burak Deniz TBA
Best Actress of the Year Hande Erçel TBA
Best Couple of the Year Burak Deniz and Hande Erçel TBA [17]
Best Series of the Year Bambaşka Biri TBA
Best Screenwriter of the Year Ethem Özışık TBA
Best Music of the Year Bambaşka Biri TBA

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Hande Erçel'li Bambaşka Biri dizisinin konusu ne, oyuncuları kim? Bambaşka Biri dizisini nerede, ne zaman yayımlanacak?". 24 August 2023.
  2. ^ "Bambaşka Biri Season 1 Episode Air Date & Second Trailer Dropped _ Release Date". TurkBinge. August 24, 2023. Archived from the original on August 24, 2023. Retrieved August 24, 2023.
  3. ^ a b c "Bambaşka Biri TV Show Episodes Air Dates: Season 1 Episodes List". Retrieved September 2, 2023.
  4. ^ "Bambaşka Biri New Episode News & Summary Update,". Retrieved September 19, 2023.
  5. ^ "Bambaşka Biri New Episode News & Chapter Summary 3 Update". Retrieved September 28, 2023.
  6. ^ "Another Love TurkFlick Episodes News Update,". Retrieved October 23, 2023.
  7. ^ "'Bambaşka Biri': Hande Erçel, Burak Deniz to Reunite in FOX Drama Series | Turkish TV News - Dizilah".
  8. ^ "Tanıtımı merakla beklenen Hande Erçel ve Burak Deniz'li 'İki Yabancı'da sürpriz değişiklik".
  9. ^ "Burak Deniz and Hande Erçel new series Bambaşka Biri full details | al Bawaba".
  10. ^ "Bambaşka Biri konusu nedir? Bambaşka Biri uyarlama mı gerçek hayat hikayesi mi? - Magazin Haberleri". 24 August 2023.
  11. ^ "Hande Erçel A List of TV Series and Movies". TurkFlicks. Retrieved 2023-10-25.
  12. ^ "Burak Deniz A List of TV Series and Movies". TurkFlicks. Retrieved 2023-10-25.
  13. ^ "Bambaşka Biri - Dizisi Hakkında Haberler | FOX". (in Turkish). Retrieved 2023-09-25.
  14. ^ Whittock, Jesse (2023-10-31). "'Another Love': Dark Romantic Thriller With Shades Of 'Dexter' Is The Latest From Turkey's Relentless Export Line". Deadline. Retrieved 2023-10-31.
  15. ^ "Another Love wins Rose d'Or Award for Best Soap/Telenovela". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2023-12-04.
  16. ^ "Winners of 62nd Rose d'Or awards announced – Rose d'Or Awards". Retrieved 2023-12-04.
  17. ^ a b "Bambaşka Biri". Retrieved 2023-10-31.

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