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Atresmedia’s Nova is to premiere the hit series Fatmagül in Spain, following the success of the Turkish soap opera in Latin America.

fatmagul 06 january 2018Through this move, the media group takes the first Turkey-produced telenovela to Spain, betting on an industry that has grown over the last years, releasing several hits to the world.

In fact, Fatmagül, originally filmed in 2010-2012, achieved great audience success in Latin America, where it was entitled ¿Qué culpa tiene Fatmagül? During the last years, Turkish soap operas have been gaining ground throughout the region of telenovelas.

Ratings were especially high in Peru and Chile, where it was broadcast by the leading free-to-air (FTA) channel Mega, becoming the most-watched soap opera in 2014 and 2015.

Produced by Kanal D, the telenovela has had an estimated worldwide audience of 80 million viewers, having aired across 40 countries, including the UK, France, Greece, most of LATAM, India, Pakistan and north Africa.

In Spain, Fatmagül will premiere next Monday (8 January) aiming to conquer Nova’s prime time slot through its 80 episodes, divided into two seasons.

The soap opera tells the story of Fatmagül, a young woman who is raped by four rich men the night before her wedding. The plot follows the stories after the terrible event, talking about classical soap opera topics such as love, guilt and revenge.