The first season (2014–2015) of the Turkish TV series, Diriliş: Ertuğrul, created by Mehmet Bozdağ precedes the second season of the Diriliş: Ertuğrul and the first season of the historical drama television series premiered on 10 December 2014 and concluded on 17 June 2015.
Followed by Kurulus: Osman.
Süleyman Şah, Bey of the Kayı sends his son, Ertuğrul, to ask for land from the Emir of Aleppo. This is made almost impossible when the Kayı are put in a series of problems with the Templars after saving Şehzade Numan, Halime Sultan, and Şehzade Yiğit because of the traitor in the Emir’s palace, Nasir, who works for the Templars but is later killed by Ertuğrul and the truth is shown to the Emir. A problem also arises with Kurdoğlu, Süleyman Şah’s brother, who seeks his brother’s Beylik with the help of Selcan Hatun, Ertuğrul’s sister-in-law and adoptive sister, who wants revenge from Süleyman Şah as he killed her treacherous father, Alptekin Bey. Ertuğrul, who loves Halime, marries her after much difficulty. Selcan’s husband, Gündoğdu becomes jealous of his brother Ertuğrul as he is respected as the tribe hero but gradually calms down. Towards the end of the season, Kurdoğlu is beheaded, Ertuğrul successfully defeats the Templars and captures their castle, and Selcan repents. This is followed by Süleyman Şah’s death and the tribe’s migration to Erzurum as part of Süleyman Şah’s will before he died.
Preparations for season 1 began in February 2014. In five months, the stories and drawings were ready. Gambat from Mongolia had drawings made in three months. The teams started their work in May 2014. The decoration and art team consisted of sixty people and worked for 4 months for the first episode. 4000 square metres of fabric were used for costumes and decor. As for the choreography of the show, Nomad, the special choreography crew of movies such as The Expendables 2, 47 Ronin, and Conan the Barbarian, from Kazakhstan, was invited to Turkey. The crew prepared special choreographies for actors, horses, and other scenes. The cast took riding, sword fighting, and archery lessons for 3 months. There were 25 horses on the set, attended by a veterinarian, who specially trained them. All are maintained on a horse farm in Riva. A special area similar to a zoo (but on a smaller scale) was created for all the animals which appear in the show, which include gazelles, sheep, goats, nightingales and partridges. The shooting time of the first episode was about a month.
Season one was filmed around Beykoz and Riva in Istanbul. Diriliş: Ertuğrul set up two plateaus for Riva and Beykoz Kundura Factory for the first season. The plateau in Riva was erected on a total area of 40,000 m² with 35 tents built according to the original. In the Beykoz Kundura factory, Aleppo, Aleppo Palace, supply room, guest rooms, corridors, dungeons, Karatoygar room, Seljuk pavilion, temple halls, and rooms, lodges, and tent interiors were built on a closed area of 6,000 m². In the Kundura factory, the Aleppo Bazaar, the interior of the fortress, the interior of the tent by Süleyman Şah, the dungeon, the corridor, and the altar of the temple were built on an open area of 5,000 m².
Dirilis: Ertugrul Series
- Episode 01: Pilot.
- Episode 02: Av, Part 01.
- Episode 03: Av, Part 02.
- Episode 04: Hain Olan.
- Episode 05: Ertugrul.
- Episode 06: Suleyman Sah.
- Episode 07: Ilahi Adalet.
- Episode 08: Hesap Vakti.
- Episode 09: Buyuk Ruya.
- Episode 10: Dirilis Vakti.
- Episode 11: Hain Kim?.
- Episode 12: Gonlumuz Halep.
- Episode 13: Bedrin Aslanlari.
- Episode 14: Gun Birlik Gunu.
- Episode 15: Adalet Ordusu.
- Episode 16: Davamiz.
- Episode 17: Er Meydani.
- Episode 18: Dirilis Icin.
- Episode 19: Beylik Zamani.
- Episode 20: Buyuk Oyun.
- Episode 21: Zulum Devam Etmez.
- Episode 22: Zafer Gunu, Part 01.
- Episode 23: Zafer Gunu, Part 02.
- Episode 24: Kutlu Fetih.
- Episode 25: Milletin Dirilisi, Part 01.
- Episode 26: Milletin Dirilisi, Part 02.
You can find a full index and overview of Dirilis: Ertugrul here.
Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 10 December 2014 to 17 June 2015.
- Running Time:
- TV: 105-165 minutes (per episode).
- Netflix: 42-44 minutes (per episode).
- PTV Home: 45-47 minutes (per episode).
- Rating: G.
- Country: Turkey.
- Language: Turkish and English (subtitles).