Ezel is a Turkishcrime drama TV series that was initially broadcast by Show TV in fall 2009. In 2010 it was transferred to ATV. It has gained a considerably large fan base in Turkey since. Although it is set in modern-day Istanbul, filming also took place in North Cyprus, Croatia, and England. There are 71 episodes, roughly 90 minutes each (though the season 1 and season 2 finales are 120 minutes long). The series came to an end after two seasons. The series is an adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo.