Yakamoz S-245 is a Turkish apocalyptic sci-fi drama thriller streaming television series created by Jason George, inspired by the 2015 Polish science fiction novel The Old Axolotl by Jacek Dukaj.
The series premiered on Netflix on 20 April 2022. Also known as An Undersea Story (working title, US) and Bir Denizalti Hikayesi (working title, Turkey).
After disaster strikes Earth, a marine biologist on a submarine research mission must fight to survive with the crew as a conspiracy comes to light.
- Kivanc Tatlitug … Arman.
- Jerry Hoffmann … Felix.
- Ecem Uzun … Rana.
- Özge Özpirinçci … Defne.
- Onur Ünsal … Cem.
- Ertan Saban … Umut.
- Ece Çesmioglu … Yonca.
- Ersin Arici … Altan.
Filming locations include: Izmir, Ayvalik, Istanbul, and Bodrum (all Turkey); Kos (Greece); and Gijon (Spain).
In the week of its opening, the series was reported to be the third most watched non-English TV series on Netflix.
- The name of the Submarine, “Yakamoz” is essentially a word that has no direct equivalent in other languages.
- Yakamoz means the reflection of moonlight on delicate waves when the dark night sea catches the moonlight in the right angle and acts like a mirror.
- In Ottoman times it was believed the wriggling of fish was causing the gentle waves and thus creating yakamoz, therefore it was most often associated with fish.
- Yakamoz was also selected the most beautiful word in the world in a competition held in Berlin.
- This is a stand-alone story but is linked to Into The Night (a 2020 TV Series) and crosses over with it.
- Both stories are based on the same book
- Yakamoz’s Captain is listening to a ballad “Ah Bir Atas Ver” inside his chambers following the sailors death.
- This ballad has been written after the tragic incident which a Turkish submarine “TCG Dumlupinar” collided with the Swedish freighter Naboland and sunk on 4 April 1953.
- None of the ninety sailors survived.
Yakamoz S-245 Series
Production & Filming Details
- Umut Aral … (4 episodes, 2022).
- Tolga Karaçelik … (3 episodes, 2022).
- Jason George … executive producer (7 episodes, 2022).
- Diloy Gülün … producer (7 episodes, 2022).
- Onur Güvenatam … producer (7 episodes, 2022).
- Selim Yildirim … line producer (7 episodes, 2022).
- Jacek Dukaj … (based on the novel “The Old Axolotl” by) (7 episodes, 2022).
- Jason George … (creator and writer) (7 episodes, 2022).
- Cansu Coban … (written by) (3 episodes, 2022).
- Murat Uyurkulak … (written by) (3 episodes, 2022).
- Sami Berat Marçali … (written by) (1 episode, 2022).
- Ahmet Kenan Bilgic … (7 episodes, 2022).
- Burak Kanbir … (7 episodes, 2022).
- Aziz Imamoglu … (2 episodes, 2022).
- Cicek Kahraman … (2 episodes, 2022).
- Özcan Vardar … (2 episodes, 2022).
- Barkin Yesiltepe … (1 episode, 2022).
- OGM Pictures.
- OG Medya.
- Netflix (2022) (World-wide) (video) (VOD).
- Release Date: 20 April 2022.
- Rating: 15.
- Running Time: 41-54 minutes.
- Country: Turkey.
- Language: Turkish.