The BBC Studios format will be adapted by Pastel Film.

BBC Studios and Fox Turkey recently announced an agreement for the adaptation of the British series Happy Valley in Turkey.

The production, they detailed, will be carried out by Pastel Film and the adaptation will be signed by Hatice Meryem, who previously worked on the Turkish versions of Shameless and Desperate Housewives.

Locally titled Son Nefesime Kadar, the series will air on Fox in Turkey and will presumably be in a Turkish drama format. It will star Nurgül Yeşilçay.

Emre Bey, Emre Kinay and Ertan Saban complete the main cast.

“Strong female characters have a formidable response in Turkey as has already happened with adaptations of our Doctor Foster, The Split and Mistresses formats,” said André Renaud, SVP of Format Sales at BBC Studios.

“When we first saw Happy Valley we were deeply touched by its story and its characters. We believe that it is a universal concept that can resonate well with Turkish audiences. That is why we moved quickly to bring this story to Turkey,” said Efe Irvul, executive director of Pastel Film.

At the moment, it was not specified which company will distribute the Turkish version of the series.

Premiered in 2014, Happy Valley told the story of Sergeant Catherine Cawood, who is trying to recover from the suicide of her daughter years ago. Things get worse, however, when she meets Tommy Lee Royce, the man she believes responsible for the brutal rape of her daughter, whom she impregnated and whose actions drove her to suicide.