New Series Inspired By ‘Frankenstein’ Dominates Streaming Charts


ŞİFANUR GÜL as Asiye in Creature. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023

A new Turkish miniseries has finally clawed its way onto the Netflix charts. This creepshow is another in the long line of works inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and is picking up fans from all across the globe. Creature (originally titled Yaratilan) might be the post-Halloween binge you need this week. Let’s unpack why you want this living nightmare on your screen today.

Netflix synopsis:

Creature, an epic story that takes place in the final era of the Ottoman Empire, dwells on one of the most fundamental questions of mankind, “death and afterlife”. Ziya, an adventurous, rebellious, thriving, and smart, young medical student has the insatiable desire to become an excellent physician and to find cure for infectious diseases. Ziya’s path crosses with Ihsan, a fellow medical doctor, balancing the fine line between genius and insanity. He is the only person who truly understands Ziya’s ambitions. However, these two estranged, wounded souls will pay the price for the forbidden experiment they were brave enough to conduct. The ancient encryption they have tried to decrypt could let all hell break loose.”

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Creature. Taner Ölmez as Ziya in Creature. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023

Creature was written and directed by Çağan Irmak. The series stars Erkan Kolçak Köstendil, Taner Ölmez, Engin Benli, Şifanur Gül, and Bülent Şakrak.

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Creature. (L to R) Taner Ölmez as Ziya, Erkan Kolçak Köstendil as İhsan in Creature. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023

All eight episodes of Creature are available on Netflix. It arrived on the streamer on October 20th and started picking up steam soon after. Check out the trailer below to see if this is your next binge.

Have you already marathoned Netflix’s Creature? Then let me know if Mary Shelley would be proud of this title at @misssharai.


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