If you feel like you haven’t seen enough films with and about Romanians so far, here’s your chance to feed your appetite for such films.
Rise of the Ottoman Empire, now in its second season, will feature the battle between Sultan Mohammed and the Romanian ruler Vlad Tepes, who, as you’ve already guessed, will be called Vlad Dracula in the series.
What we know, so far, about the second season of Rise of Empires: Ottoman
Basically, we’re talking about a docudrama that will premiere on December 29 this year. In case you were wondering, you’ll be able to watch it on Netflix starting on that date.
It will have six episodes, each 50 minutes long, and the script will run in English, so that absolutely everyone, not just Romanians, will digest it.
However, you might be glad to know that despite the language it will be in, the actors are Romanian and Turkish, so a bit of authenticity you still get to experience.
Daniel Nuță will play Vlad Dracula (or Vald Țepeș, if you’re not necessarily a fan of Bram Stocker’s novel and the idea of vampires in general), and Sultan Mohammed will be played by Cem Yigit Uzumoglu.
Furthermore, actor Radu Micu will play the role of Dimitrie, Vlad Dracula’s henchman.
There will also be narration. In Romanian, it will be covered by Marcel Iureș, and the English version will be handled by Charles Dance.
Perhaps the most important aspect of this series is that a number of historians were also involved in the creation of the script, in order to verify information and avoid confusion and misinformation. These include Andrei Pogachas and Mihail Hasan.
In conclusion, if you are curious to see what happened in our history, in the time of Vlad Țepeș, we hope that this series will fill the gaps formed due to the passage of time or, as the case may be, will offer a new, less romanticized perspective towards patiotism. It remains, of course, to be seen which of these versions will turn out to be true.