Is Who Were We Running From? based on a book?

Who Were We Running From?Image Courtesy Netflix
Who Were We Running From?Image Courtesy Netflix /

Who Were We Running From? is Netflix’s latest crime thriller series to come out, and tons of people are watching the new show. As of March 27, it’s ranked at the No. 5 spot on Netflix’s top 10 TV shows list, and it doesn’t look like it’ll be removed anytime soon.

The crime thriller is a Turkish Netflix original. It was helmed by Umut Aral and Gökçen Usta and stars Melisa Sözen and Eylül Tumbar as a close mother and daughter duo who live life on the run, relocating from hotel to hotel while viewing everyone as a threat. The mother is hiding a dark secret from her past and will do everything in her power to keep it hidden. But how much longer can the mother and her daughter live on the run with the police hot on their trail?

Musa Uzunlar, Birand Tunca, Jessica Rookeward, Isik Naz Özedgü, Basak Dasman, Hakan Emre Unal, Devrim Kabacaoglu, Alper Çankaya, Meriç Rakala, and many others are also in the cast.

With so many Netflix shows being based on novels, you might be wondering if Who Were We Running From? is a part of this growing list of television adaptations. Here’s what we know.

Is Who Were We Running From? based on a book?

Yes, Who Were We Running From? is based on a book. It’s based on the 2007 novel titled Biz Kimden Kaçıyorduk Anne? by Turkish novel writer and columnist Perihan Mağden. The English translation is Who were we running from, Mother?. According to the book synopsis, it “examines the trembling fears of a world surrounded by violence in an almost architectural fashion.”

Is Who Were We Running From? based on a true story?

No, the crime thriller is not based on a true story. It’s simply fictional work written by the show’s writing team using material from the book for inspiration.

Who Were We Running From? parents guide and age rating

Given the show’s subject matter, it comes as no surprise that the crime thriller is rated TV-MA. It was given this maturity rating for strong language, sexual violence, smoking, and graphic violence. Overall, this isn’t a show we recommend watching with kids or with kids around. It’s meant to be watched by mature audiences only.

Take a look at the thrilling official trailer for a sneak peek of the series!

Who Were We Running From? is now streaming on Netflix. Will you be watching the crime thriller series?

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