Netflix’s Yakamoz S-245 belongs to the survival thriller universe that we just might be a part of! The Turkish series serves as a spin-off version of the much-acclaimed Belgian production Netflix series that presently has two seasons- Into the Night. Being close to a Season 1.5 in the Into the Night universe, this latest series is directed by Tolga Karaçelik & Umut Aral with a screenplay written by Jason George, Atasay Koç, Cansu Çoban, Sami Maraçalı, and Murat Uyurkulak.
The Netflix series stars Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ, Özge Özpirinçci, Meriç Aral, Ertan Saban, Jerry Hoffmann, Ece Ceşmioğlu, Onur Ünsal, Ecem Uzun, Jerry Hoffmann, Güven Murat Akpınar, Ersin Arici, and Hakan Salınmış in major roles. The series consists of seven episodes, each with a runtime of 40-50 minutes. Subtitles and audio are present in English, Turkish as well as in Hindi.
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Yakamoz S-245: Ridley Scott’s Alien Inspired, With Sun Being the Monster
First off, for the ones who have seen or heard anything about Yakamoz S-245, this series is very much a spoiler as it takes place at the same time as the first season of Into the Night. Having said that, if you are not afraid of spoilers and want to dive headfirst into this series, you are not going to be disappointed as you will catch up soon enough on what is happening and the details required to thoroughly enjoy the seven-episode series.
Tatlıtuğ’s Arman is essentially the protagonist of this series. He is offered to be the lead scientist on a research project that is set to re-discover a once extinct coral. With his team of researchers and scientists- Define, Feliz, Cem and Rana- the journey begins. However, it is not long before the world is threatened with a global phenomenon that has turned sunlight into a life-ending substance. This leads the group to board a military submarine to escape and survive the disaster at hand. However, as the science crew meets the submarine crew, tensions rise and clashes are inevitable when the ultimate target is survival of the fittest.
As the episodes progress the disorientation amidst the crew, members’ relationships fall out and anger and jealousy take over with the constant fear of surviving. With one’s life at stake, how far will one go to survive and, will it ever be safe?
The series is a slow-burning thriller that will not hit you until the third episode but, once you get in the zone it takes you on a scary, wild ride. The series has a lot of aspects of Ridley Scott’s Alien starting from a work crew being stuck together to people changing shades over time. It puts forward the question of morality and, the lengths one can go to survive in a world where there is no freedom to live. The characters in Yakamoz S-245 are not introduced with pleasure like was done in Into the Night. However, they are well fleshed out to give us a dramatic yet serious effect during conversations and decision making.
Yakamoz S-245: Final Verdict
Overall, this is an intriguing piece to watch. From the story to the cast to the production design, it is visually appealing and, you want to invest yourself in the storyline and the ultimate outcome at the end. The best bit is, of course, how you cannot know of the Into the Night Universe but still fully understand the story and, enjoy it, nonetheless. With strong leads and, a gorgeous show to look at, this latest Netflix series is a win-win for thriller fans all over the globe.
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