The Protector (Turkish: Hakan: Muhafız) is a Turkish drama fantasy series starring Çağatay Ulusoy and Ayça Ayşin Turan. It was created by Binnur Karaevli and directed by Umut Aral, Gönenç Uyanık, and Can Evrenol in the first season. The first season consists of 10 episodes and became available for streaming on Netflix on December 14, 2018. The second season consists of 8 episodes and was made available for live streaming on April 26, 2019. On June 10, 2019 the series was renewed for seasons 3 and 4. The fourth and last season was released on July 9, 2020.
After his adoptive father Neşet is killed, Hakan Demir, an Istanbul shopkeeper, discovers he’s connected to an ancient secret order whose duty is to protect the city. Hakan must embrace his family’s legacy as The Protector, a hero with the duty to kill the Immortal and prevent the destruction of the city.
He is helped by Kemal and his daughter Zeynep, members of the secret order of the Loyal Ones.
Çağatay Ulusoy as Last Protector Hakan Demir / 1st Protector Harun Muhafız, a handsome man in his 20s who works for his adoptive father Neşet in their small antique shop but dreams of opening a bigger store downtown. After Neset is killed by people looking for a mysterious Ottoman shirt, Zeynep and Kemal tell him to put the shirt on. As the shirt fuses with his body, he becomes The Protector.
Ayça Ayşin Turan as Leyla Sancak, Erdem’s assistant and Hakan’s love interest.
Yurdaer Okur as Kemal Erman, Zeynep’s pharmacist father, also a Loyal One.
Hazar Ergüçlü as Zeynep Erman, one of the Loyal Ones, who doesn’t think so highly of Hakan at first. She trains him in combat. Later becomes Hakan’s love interest.
Okan Yalabık as Faysal Erdem / Hüsrev Hodja, a successful businessman and the man whose career inspires Hakan, the series’ protagonist. He is a second immortal.
Burçin Terzioğlu as Rüya Erdem / Sultan Cavidan, Faysal’s wife.
Engin Öztürk as Levent Demir, Hakan’s brother.
Taner Ölmez as Burak, one of the Loyal Ones
Funda Eryiğit as Nisan Türk /Mrs. Valeria, she is a chemist, first immortal and grand vizier.