Kuruluş: Osman (English: Establishment: Osman), is a Turkish television series created by Mehmet Bozdağ and broadcast from November 20, 2019, on ATV.
It traces the history of Osman I, founder of the Ottoman Empire. This is the sequel to the Diriliş: Ertuğrul series (2014-2019), which focused on the life of Ertuğrul, Osman's father.
The series illustrates the internal and external struggles of Osman I and how he established and controlled the Ottoman dynasty. She talks about his struggles against the Byzantine Empire and the Mongols and how he ended the Sultanate of Rum in order to establish a sovereign state that would rise up against the Byzantine and Mongol empires and honor the Turks.
The series also provides insight into the personal lives of the Turks who were founders of Oghuz and their journey towards establishing a sultanate. The character of Osman faces many enemies and traitors in his quest and the show illustrates how he managed to overcome these obstacles and fulfill his mission with the help of his loyal companions, family, and friends.
The series is written and produced by Mehmet Bozdağ (who also wrote and produced Diriliş: Ertuğrul, a series about the life of Osman's father, this five-season series is one of the most successful series in Turkey), bringing together sometimes several million viewers in Turkey alone, the series had also been exported to several other countries.
Theme music is by Alpay Göltekin and Zeynep Alasya, the latter composed the music for the previous series. It has been broadcast since November 20, 2019, on ATV in Turkey. The final episode of the first season airs on June 24, 2020.
At the end of the Diriliş: Ertugrul series, producer Mehmet Bozdağ announced that he would adopt the working title of Diriliş: Osman for his next series retracing the history of the Ottoman Empire.
The channel announces a second season for the end of 2020, following the success of the first season.
On September 23, 2020, Mehmet Bozdağ confirmed that the first episode of season 2 would air on ATV on September 30, 2020.
On September 28 the date of the second season is postponed to October 7, 2020.
The series is being prepared for six months in Istanbul. Riding lessons are given to actors, while some actors learned to wield the sword. The series is broadcast without difficulty during the Covid-19 pandemic; the filming took place before the health crisis.
|Season||Broadcast days and schedule||Start of season||End of season||Number of episodes||Year||Chain|
|Season 1||Wednesday 20.00||November 20, 2019||June 24, 2020||27||2019-2020||ATV|
|Season 2||Wednesday 20.00||October 7, 2020||May-21||...||2020-2021||ATV|
The series was well-received in Turkey. In December 2019, Kuruluş: Osman drew record viewers on ATV, in its fourth weekend of airing, the 4th episode of the series recorded a rating of 14.46 million.
The series is a great success on Turkish television, each episode brings together several million people, some even attracted more than 10 million viewers.