ABOUT THE SHOW

In the near future, due to rising crime rates and overcrowded courts, the concept of justice has completely changed and a new system called the “Peoples’ Open Court” has been established. In this new legal system broadcasted on HAMTV, criminals are tried by a people’s court in live broadcasts, and all trials are seen live 24/7 in a highly media-oriented and sensationalized manner. This system, in which defendants are punished by popular vote and sentences are handed down in the same broadcast stream, has gradually created its own universe, products and even celebrities.

THE STORY

Mehmet Eken is a self-sufficient taxi driver in Istanbul, working two jobs to cover his brother’s wedding expenses. When a media mogul who rides in his taxi one night is found dead the next day, our hero suddenly finds himself at the center of this broadcasted justice system, becoming the prime suspect in the murder of this man he has never met.  Mehmet, who denies all the accusations against him, starts working to prove his innocence and to find the real killer(s) during the times when lynch culture is a part of everyday life. But it doesn’t take long for a tragedy in his past and some of his unpunished crimes to come to light, and our hero becomes the protagonist of a case that will divide the country and the audience.

Episodes

Interactive Season Finale?

As a first in television history, “Viewer Discretion” plans to end each season with an interactive finale. In parallel with the storyline, these episodes will transform the audience into voting participants on HAMTV. They will feature two different endings depending on the viewers’ verdict on the case. 

Characters
MEHMET EKEN
MEHMET EKEN

ACCUSED

Mehmet, who works as a taxi driver, has lost his entire family in a previous car accident in which he was the driver.

AYLİN ONGAN
AYLİN ONGAN

PRIME TIME FACE OF HAMTV

Aylin is known by the public as a genuine person with a good heart. In reality, she is an ambitious woman who is capable of interfering with Justice TV broadcasts.

KEMAL ARPACI
KEMAL ARPACI

THE LAWYER

Kemal, a lawyer who has devoted his life to the law, argues that HAMTV is corrupted and has kept himself away from these broadcasts until Mehmet’s trial.

EBRU YENER
EBRU YENER

PEOPLE'S REPRESENTATIVE

Ebru is responsible for reflecting the views of the public in the broadcasts and her biggest dilemma is that she often disagrees with these opinions.

GÖKTUĞ VARAN
GÖKTUĞ VARAN

THE VICTIM

Göktuğ is the founder of the media company which HAMTV is affiliated, as well as a popular former television star.

BEGÜM DURU
BEGÜM DURU

PRODUCER

Begüm starts working as a producer at HamTV and when she realizes that their broadcasts are not very fair, she will do everything she can to change this.

OKTAY TUFAN
OKTAY TUFAN

CRIMINAL DESK

Criminal Desk Detective Oktay is the sought-after face of the cases on AdaletTV who has his own fan base.

SENEM KAYA
SENEM KAYA

INFLUENCER

This influencer, who reviews Justice TV broadcasts on her social media, has an audience of millions.

ZELİŞ ÜNAL
ZELİŞ ÜNAL

HOME HACKER

Zeliş, a married mother of three, is also a white hat “home hacker.”

V.D Universe

“Viewer Discretion” has a universe that sharply criticizes the mediatic trials we often encounter today, the television programs that feed them, and social movements such as “Cancel Culture.” This universe will also depict an alternative future where our viewing habits and our sense of justice have reached extreme dimensions.

Anthology

Since the core of our story is based on real criminal laws, we will be dealing with many issues of concern to society in the subsequent seasons. These stories will intersect at various points, allowing us to see familiar characters in different seasons.

VİRAL
VİRAL

When a young student is caught in the middle of a massive lynch culture after being sued for a post he shared on the internet, a lawyer who has lost everything in the past for the same reason comes to his aid.

THE HAUL
THE HAUL

A group of people who have stolen a large number of cryptocurrencies launch a campaign to distribute them to random people. When they are caught stealing from the rich and giving to the poor, they have millions of accomplices.

HOSTAGES
HOSTAGES

When a suspect who has lost everything after being tried on HAMTV storms the studio and takes everyone hostage, a major hostage crisis ensues, while the audience becomes a negotiator.

LOVE CRIMES
LOVE CRIMES

When a criminal couple is apprehended for the crimes that they did in a cross country trip, a complicated case that divides the audience and has multiple points of view begins.

Tone & Style

Focusing on a single case from different perspectives in each story, Viewer Discretion is a satire of today’s crime obssesed media.

The Truth Is...

Viewer Discretion is a story that examines the impact of true crime programs on society as a whole, highlighting how the concept of justice can differ from person to person. HAMTV is the 24/7 live interactive equivalent of today’s true crime shows, podcasts, and social media discussions. The story, which includes public voting, aims to leave the decision to the audience in each season finale and to deliver a single message with two different finales.