Kanal D has commissioned a local version of hit US scripted series House M.D. from Karga Seven Pictures Turkey, the Turkish outfit of award-winning US production company Karga Seven Pictures.

Titled Hekimoğlu, the series is set to premiere on Kanal D soon, starring 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.

Ömer Özgüner, CEO of Karga Seven Pictures Turkey, said: “We have wanted to produce a local version of House M.D. for many years, and are delighted that Turkey will finally get its own Dr Gregory House, and that his home will be Kanal D.”

James Baker, President & Co-CEO of Red Arrow Studios, said: “Karga Seven Pictures in Turkey has become a key part of our growth strategy outside of the US and UK, and we are excited about their impressive slate of new shows for this year and beyond, including this new adaption of House M.D.. We look forward to continued success together.”

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).