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'The Protector' Spoilers: Everything You Need to Know About Netflix's First Turkish Series

By Anna Quintana

Get your subtitles ready because Netflix is going global. After the success of international originals such as Cable Girls and Good Morning Call, the streaming platform released its first Turkish series called The Protector

Set in modern-day Istanbul, the show follows Hakan (Çagatay Ulusoy), a young bazaar vendor who discovers he is actually the Protector, and is given mystical powers thanks to a talismanic t-shirt. He soon meets a group of Loyal Ones — most  notably father and daughter duo Kemal (Yurdaer Okur) and Zeynep (Hazar Ergüçlü) — who are dedicated to helping him find and kill the last surviving Immortal and save Istanbul. What could go wrong? 

"He must quickly learn that his hometown is under threat from the mysterious, mystical Immortals, and it’s his job to stop them," Netflix wrote in a press release. "It’s a task he’s not only unprepared for, but resists — will he fulfill his destiny as the last protector?" 

So, what do you need to know about The Protector? Warning: Spoilers ahead!

Where is The Protector filmed? 

The show was really filmed in Istanbul — and many of the important scenes of the show are centered around the Hagia Sophia, an Ottoman mosque turned museum, which was built in 537 AD.