A linguistic dystopia brought to us from Turkey, in which a semantic virus afflicts the world.
Murat finds himself alone, being the only person immune to the virus that has led to a pandemic, which afflicted thought, causing madness and spread via speech. He is on a quest to identify the secret to his immunity, his “hot skull”, which forces him outside the safe zone.
About the Series
Reminiscent of the 2008 movie adaptation of Saramago’s novel ‘Blindness’, we are given a portrayal of a wretched societal scenario in this mini-series that manages to approach sci-fi in a different way. You see, if you are not Steven Spielberg, you will not be granted the massive budget, and will have to recur to other “gimmicks” to pull the production off. In ‘Hot Skull” we are given an interesting cinematic view where Turkish movie industry ventures into new terrain, sci-fi.
If you are on the look out for sci-fi that is slightly different, without spectacular photography, and a more human approach, ‘Hot Skull’ might just be it.
List of Chapters
After an incident at the supermarket, Murat gets on Anton’s radar and has to leave his hideout in search of a lost friend presumed to be dead.
Cat, Box, Funnel
Anton listens to Murat’s taped recordings. With the AEI on his tail, Murat must find a way into the 6th Zone. Anton hides a personal secret.
Murat recalls his past in the 6th Zone. Convinced of Murat’s immunity, Şule introduces him to Plus 1 researchers. The blue pills provide a lead.
Anton searches for Murat and must confront Canan. Conflicts erupt within the Plus 1. Yasemin plays mind games with Murat. Fazıl decides to punish Canan.
Dawn broke, Hour hand died
Anton must fly under the radar, but Fazıl forces his hand. Özgür recounts the day of the fire. As Murat faces a moral dilemma, Viktor’s order arrives.
13 to 7
Fazıl detains Emel, Anton tries to contact Murat, and Şule must decrypt a message. Disturbed by his re-encounter with Haluk, Murat devises a risky plan.
Rose and Thorn
AEI tightens security. Murat and Şule try to prevent the attack. Murat negotiates with Fazıl. D-Day arrives for everyone, but Fazıl has his own agenda.
My name doesn’t matter
The explosion leads to a manhunt. Murat questions his connection to Haluk. After a tragedy, Murat makes a bold decision — and he won’t leave anyone behind.
December 2, 2022
Where to Watch Hot Skull
Osman Sonant / Murat Siyavuş
Hazal Subaşı / Şule
Şevket Çoruh / Anton
Özgür Emre Yıldırım
Hot Skull (2022)
Name: Sicak kafa
Description: Murat finds himself alone, being the only person immune to the virus that has led to a pandemic, which afflicted thought, causing madness and spread via speech. He is on a quest to identify the secret to his immunity, his “hot skull", which forces him outside the safe zone.