Ezel is a Turkish crime drama TV series that was initially broadcast by Show TV in autumn 2009. In 2010, it was transferred to ATV. It has since gained a considerably large fan base in Turkey. Although it is set in modern day Istanbul, Turkey, filming also took place in North Cyprus, Croatia, and England. It appears that after 71 episodes, roughly 90 minutes each (two hours with commercials), the series came to an end after two seasons.