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Star TV is extending the run of Avlu, the Turkish adaptation of Australian prison drama Wentworth, which has been attracting up to 3.4 million viewers each episode.

wentworth 16may2018Avlu launched on Star TV in Turkey on 29 March 2018, and has become one of the broadcaster’s most successful shows. It is currently outperforming Star TV’s prime time average among all key demographics, according to its producer FremantleMedia.

Set in a female prison in Istanbul, Avlu features the same characters as the Australian original, who have been thrown together to tackle life behind bars.
“We are extremely proud of the success Avlu has achieved so far and can’t wait to see even more of its suspense-filled action unfold. It’s fantastic to see the same compelling characters and gripping storylines of the original Australian drama coming to life in a completely new environment,” said Anahita Kheder, SVP Middle East, Africa & South Eastern Europe, FremantleMedia International. “It’s one of the most talked about dramas in the region right now, capturing not only the attention of audiences, but international broadcasters too.”

Hayri Aslan, producer, Limon Film added: “Avlu is a story about women and their lives confined within the prison walls. Audiences have enjoyed following the characters’ happiness, sadness, friendship, hope and kindness, if there is any left”.

Wentworth has become one of the most popular original dramas in Australian subscription television. The FremantleMedia Australia produced series has sold to 140 territories worldwide and as well as Avlu in Turkey, it has been adapted in the Netherlands (Celblok H), Germany (Block B – Unter Arrest), and Belgium (Gent-West).