Magnificent Century Kosem
Season 2: 84 X 1 Commercial Hour
Weekly, Prime Time
STAR TV, FOX TV
“Now is the time to rise like the sun, cascade like a river, and roar like a lion.”
From peasant to sultana, Sultan Ahmed’s great love Kosem defeats enemies and plots to dominate the Ottoman Empire for 40 years, at the cost of sacrificing her husband, family and her own innocence.
Sultana Kosem, King Ahmed’s great love, fights her way up from the status of a peasant slave into the royal court to become one of the most powerful women in Ottoman history. Ascending to the throne amid tragedy, Sultan Ahmet must battle uprisings in the East and manage a war with the Austrian Empire that threaten his reign.
Struggling against enemies who exploit his inexperience, the intelligent but naïve emperor needs strong guidance. Enter Anastasia, the future Kosem. Since he is bewitched by the image of this beautiful peasant in a painting, his powerful grandmother Sultana Safiye brings her from Greece to the palace as a gift for him.
Free-spirited Anastasia makes Ahmed work hard to win her love and insists on taking the name Kosem, meaning leader and pioneer. Destined to reshape the empire she must master the power games at the royal court. Sultana Safiye has secured Ahmed’s trust by finding her but won’t hesitate to oppose him to protect her own authority.
Plots thicken as Ahmed´s mother Handan competes with the mother of Ahmed´s half-brother, a rival to the throne. And lurking in the background is janissary guard Iskender, desperately in love with Kosem. The Great Sultana Kosem will dominate the empire for forty years, but her power comes at the cost of losing her husband and family, as well as her innocence.