Season 1 : 84 X 1 Commercial Hour
Season 2: Ongoing Production
Weekly, Prime Time
Star TV, FOX TV
In 1603, Ahmed Khan, the youngest sultan in Ottoman history succeeds to the throne. The inexperienced young Sultan is faced with heavy responsibilities. The Jelali uprisings in the East and the never-ending war with the Austrian Empire in the West have been carrying the empire to a stalemate. Despite his warm heart, sharp wit and great dreams, Ahmed is quite naive and this presents a golden opportunity for his enemies.
Faced with a new challenge every day and the constant threat of losing his life and his throne, the only light of Ahmed’s life of a bed of nails, is Anastasia. He has been in love with Anastasia ever since the day he saw her portrait.
The Grand Queen Mother Sultana Safiye who is in absolute power in the court and the state wants to win her young sultan grandson’s heart. So she has the girl of Ahmed’s dreams, Anastasia in the painting, brought to the palace. This small and innocent present will change the destiny of the empire. Anastasia does not accept the names given to her as Hatice and Mahpeyker. And at the end, she chooses her own name that carries the meanings of leader and guide; a name she has rightfully earned: Kosem…
This is a name that will successfully rule the Ottoman Empire for forty years, be the sole protector of the dynasty, gain the love and sympathy of the public and be considered a symbol of power and magnificence. While being known as the most powerful woman the East has ever seen, putting her stamp on history, her dazzling power will take away everything from Sultana Kosem. She will sacrifice the man she loves, her family, friends and her sons… But first and foremost, her innocence…