“New Life” or “Yeni Hayat” in Turkish, is an intriguing television series that takes the audience on an emotional roller-coaster through the lives of its main characters. The plot revolves around a determined ex-special forces soldier, Adem, who is hired as a bodyguard for Yasemin, the wife of a wealthy businessman Timur. The series explores their lives as they navigate various challenges and unexpected twists.
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“New Life” is a unique blend of romance and action, spanning over nine exciting episodes. The Turkish drama series aired on Kanal D from September 3, 2020, to October 29, 2020. The production of the series was carried out by OJO Pictures, under the direction of Basak Soysal and Cem Ozuduru. The screenplay was penned by Elif Usman, Serdar Soydan, and Deniz Buyukkirli. The series was shot in the stunning locations of Istanbul, Turkey.
Adem, portrayed by Serkan çayoğlu, is a successful Special Forces soldier who loves his job. He’s used to spending time away from his family, in various parts of Turkey. However, a serious injury forces him to quit the army and embark on a new life.
After leaving the Special Forces, Adem starts hunting for a new job in Istanbul. He’s happily married to Nevin, played by Nilperi şahinkaya, and they share a cozy life with their adorable daughter. Adem’s dreams are simple – to provide for his family decently and establish his own security guardianship business. Despite applying for numerous jobs, he’s deemed overqualified due to his background as a maroon beret.
Just when Adem is about to give up, he stumbles upon a job offer from his friend Bekir (Aziz Caner Inan), who works as a security guard for a wealthy businessman. The offer is to work as a bodyguard, which would earn Adem almost twice his Special Forces salary. The job involves protecting Yasemin (Melisa Asli Pamuk), the young and beautiful wife of the wealthy businessman Timur (Tayanç Ayaydın).
Yasemin: A Woman with a Secret
Yasemin, Timur’s second wife, lives in a luxurious mansion with her husband and her teenage step-daughter, Gokce (Ipek Filiz Yazici). Although she appears to lead a happy life, Yasemin is a victim of domestic violence and psychological harassment, hidden behind her wealth and philanthropy.
When an unknown person threatens Timur, he decides to hire a bodyguard for Yasemin. This decision stems from a past incident where Timur’s ex-wife was kidnapped and killed following similar threats. Timur is determined to protect his family and refuses to rely on the police. He opts to hire a qualified bodyguard, Adem, to protect Yasemin, and makes every effort to find the real culprits behind these threats.
Yasemin, however, is far from pleased with the idea of being followed all the time. Despite her attempts to make Adem quit, Adem, a man of strength and determination, doesn’t give up easily. Yasemin continues to devise schemes to get Adem off her back, but she soon realizes that Adem is too skilled to be fooled by her petty tricks.
Unknown to Adem and Timur, Yasemin is the mastermind behind the threats and attacks. She has arranged these incidents in an attempt to escape from her abusive husband. Yasemin has a plan: to fake her own kidnapping and presumed death, allowing her to start a new life abroad with a new identity.
Yasemin’s plan seems perfect until Adem starts working as her bodyguard. Despite her failed attempts to make him quit, she doesn’t give up. Yasemin decides to use her beauty to distract Adem, hoping to make him fall in love with her and lose focus on the case.
The Unfolding Drama
“New Life” is a gripping tale that revolves around Yasemin’s attempts to execute her escape plan flawlessly, despite the challenges posed by Adem’s presence. The storyline is a web of suspense, romance, and action that keeps the viewers on the edge of their seats.
Will Yasemin succeed in starting her new life abroad? Will Adem unravel the truth about the threats and discover the real culprits? Will Yasemin’s beauty distract Adem from his duty? Will Yasemin ever find peace away from her abusive husband, Timur? The answers to these questions form the crux of the “New Life” series.
Cast and Crew
The cast of the Turkish drama includes talented actors like Serkan Cayoglu as Adem Sahin, Melisa Asli Pamuk as Yasemin Karatan, Tayanc Ayaydin as Timur Karatan, Ipek Filiz Yazici as Gokce Karatan, and Nilperi Sahinkaya as Nevin Sahin. The supporting cast includes Nisa Sofya Aksongur as Ece Sahin, Begum Akkaya as Fatma, Devrim Nas as Ozgur Haseki, Nebil Sayin as Kunduzi, and Aziz Caner Inan as Bekir Tosun.
The series maintains an active digital presence. You can follow the official Instagram page, Twitter handle, and Facebook page for the latest updates. The series also has a YouTube Channel where you can watch trailers and episodes of Yeni Hayat and other TV shows.
“New Life” is a riveting television series that captivates viewers with its unique storyline and talented cast. The series shines a light on the dark reality of domestic violence and the struggle for freedom, wrapped in a tale of suspense and romance. It is a must-watch for anyone who enjoys a good plot twist and complex characters.