US teen drama The OC has been remade in Turkey as Medcezir. Watch a trailer for the Turkish adaptation below.
Created by Josh Schwartz and produced by Warner Bros, the original American version of The OC ran for four season between 2003 and 2007, launching the careers of actors Mischa Barton, Rachel Bilson, Adam Brody and Benjamin McKenzie. The drama revolved around a group of attractive teenagers and their families living in the affluent seaside resort of Newport Beach in California’s Orange County.
The OC initially attracted a lot of buzz and critical acclaim and its theme tune, ‘California’ by Phantom Planet, became a UK Top 10 hit in 2005. However, ratings dropped off in later seasons and The OC was cancelled in 2007 even though an online petition to save the show collected over 700,000 signatures.
Now Turkey’s Star TV has adapted The OC into Medcezir, which is launching with a 13-episode first season that Warner Bros’ international division is speaking very highly of.
“Today, the standards are so high in drama, so we are delighted with what they’ve done with such an iconic format,” Andrew Zein, a senior VP at Warner Bros International Television Production told Variety. “It looks glossy and perfectly replicates the original series with a Turkish twist.”