‘The Gift’ is a Turkish spiritual fantasy drama that lends a slick, polished, and artsy look into Istanbul. The Netflix original is helmed by the same team, who is behind ‘The Protector’ — one of the most successful international shows on the streamer. Although the story is about a woman’s newfound connection to spirituality, it stays grounded to reality — somewhat. It is a simple tale without any overly outrageous plotlines. As a result, the show, which has spawned two seasons to date, was appreciated by fans who love a light, glossy watch. Now that the second edition has concluded, let’s get to the details of a possible third iteration.
The Gift Season 3 Release Date:
‘The Gift’ season 2 premiered on September 10, 2020, on Netflix. It consisted of eight episodes. If you have watched the second outing, you will know that it ends on quite the cliffhanger. Atiye decides to fulfill her quest after realizing that she is the only hope for the world’s future. But then, her act comes at a heavy price. And the season just ends here — leaving us with questions: where will Atiye’s journey take her from here. Of course, this means that the creators have another season planned in mind. We just need to wait for an official announcement. If Netflix gives a go-ahead soon, we can expect ‘The Gift’ season 3 to premiere sometime in late 2021.
The Gift Season 3 Cast: Who Can be in it?
‘The Gift’ stars Beren Saat as the protagonist Atiye, a painter in Istanbul. Atiye is peacefully settled with her doting boyfriend Ozan (Metin Akdülger). But then, one day, she sees the figure of an old woman. Eventually, she unearths some mystical secrets about an Anatolian archaeological site that is connected to her past. Joining Saat in other pivotal roles are Mehmet Günsür as Erhan, an archaeologist working on Gobekli Tepe; Melisa Şenolsun as Cansu aka Elif (Atiye’s adopted sister); Başak Köklükaya as Serap (Atiye’s mum); Civan Canova as Mustafa; and Tim Seyfi as Serdar (the main antagonist).
We also have Meral Çetinkaya as Zühre, Cezmi Baskın as Öner, Fatih Al as Nazım, Hazal Türesan as Hannah, Sibel Melek as Seher, and Melisa Akman as Anima. Season 3 is expected to see the entire lead cast reprising their original roles.
The Gift Season 3 Plot: What Can it be About?
Season 2 picks up the story from season 1’s conclusion when we meet Atiye in a different dimension — without the Gobekli Tepe. Cansu, who is believed to have died in season 1, still lives in this world as Elif, Erhan’s sister. Atiye’s mother, Serap is in an asylum, and Erhan’s fiance is Hannah. When Atiye shows up in these unfamiliar surroundings, her life gets completely disrupted. And mysteriously, pregnant women are somehow dying.
In the end, Atiye discovers the reason behind the death of the expecting mothers. She realizes that it is up to her to save the future and for this, she needs to do something — give birth. The last moments show Atiye frantically following her newborn daughter, who is carried away by a hooded stranger. Season 3 will explore the fate of Atiye’s child and chronicle our protagonist’s journey as she sets off to search for her lost baby.
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