Mehmed Conquers Netflix

(Above: ‘Rise of Empires: Ottoman.’ Source: YouTube video)

Rise of Empires: Ottoman, a six-hour docudrama series, debuts today, January 24, on Netflix.

Shot in multiple locations in Turkey, the show recounts the meteoric rise of Mehmed II, known as Mehmed the Conqueror, who, in the 15th century, went from 13-year-old Child Sultan to ruler of Constantinople and the Ottoman Empire.

The series is narrated by Game of Thrones’ Charles Dance and stars Tommaso Basili as Emperor Constantine XI and Cem Yigit Uzümoglu as Sultan Mehmed II. The series also features historians including Roger Crowley and Jason Goodwin.

Rise of Empires: Ottoman is produced by Karga Seven Pictures in association with STXtv.

For more, visit Netflix.

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