Kanal D has announced the premiere date of the local version of hit US scripted series House M.D., produced by Karga Seven Pictures Turkey, the Turkish outfit of award-winning US production company Karga Seven Pictures.

Titled Hekimoğlu, the series will premiere Tuesday, December 17 at 20:00 on Kanal D.

Hekimoğlu stars acclaimed Turkish actor Timuçin Esen in the lead role of Ateş Hekimoğlu. Other cast include Okan Yalabık, Ebru Özkan, Kaan Yıldırım, Damla Colbay and Aytaç Şaşmaz.

The series is written by Banu Kiremitçi Bozkurt and directed by Hülya Gezer, with Karga Seven’s Ömer Özgüner and Ümmü Burhan serving as executive producers.

Karga Seven Pictures Turkey secured the rights to House M.D. from NBCUniversal International Formats. Universal Television produced the original series of House M.D. for the Fox Network in the US. Starring Hugh Laurie throughout its eight seasons, the drama won five Primetime Emmy Awards, two Golden Globes and a Peabody Award. The format has also been successfully adapted in Russia.

Karga Seven Pictures Turkey launched in 2017, and current projects include new Netflix limited series Ottoman Rising (wt), and drama series Her Yerde Sen (Fox Turkey).