Kübra is a poignant series that explores the pre-apocalyptic angle, with a sudden, ‘messenger’ of God trying hard to find his place in society.The series premiers in January.
Netflix has diversified its genres and projects, including everything from Indian to English, from Turkish to Korean. This has really widened the horizons of the popular international streaming giant, letting the site explore and include small, indie projects that have merit. And Kübra is one of them.
The Turkish drama is set to stream on Netflix from January 18, 2024. Kübra is a poignant series that explores the pre-apocalyptic angle, with a sudden, ‘messenger’ of God trying hard to find his place in society and live well with his girlfriend. The trailer of the show dropped recently, and the nearly-two-minute-long clip arrests your attention by offering a passing glimpse of his life and society.
Görkan, portrayed by Cağatay Ulusoy, is an individual who just wishes to fit in and live a quiet life, but things start falling apart when he begins to get messages from a user called Kübra. The message usually reads, ‘You are different!’
Though more particular plot details are slightly murky, the trailer gives us enough information to hazard a guess. Görkan appears a slightly troubled man, perhaps a war veteran with a shady past. All he wants to do is settle down with his girlfriend, get married, and live a normal life.
But when he starts getting intel about the future, and developing mysterious powers, Görkan gets scared. The entry of Kübra and its mysterious barrage of unexpected events drive a wedge between Görkan and his girlfriend.
The trailer shows a different Görkan, though. He has accepted his powers and proclaimed that God speaks through him. Ironically, it is hard to deduce whether he is asserting the truth or bluffing it, but the confidence he depicts, after his trembling presence in the teaser, proclaims his change of mindset and belief.
The teaser, and how much it reveals compared to the trailer
Kübra’s previous teaser had indeed teased viewers with electricity-manipulating powers, exhibited by a hapless and unwilling Görkan as he stares at the pitch-black city of his, while messages popped up on his terrified mobile.
When random strangers on his streets were interviewed about his proclamation of special powers, almost all of them poke fun or scoff at him, dismissing it all as fake and attention-seeking.
After all, God Almighty does not stop all his work to talk and guide one human, in order to shepherd the masses, right? The trailer, on the other hand, depicted a Görkan ready to accept his destiny and help his fellow humans. But are his family and society ready for it?