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Sweden’s TV4 Orders Remake of Finnish Medical Drama ‘Nurses’

PARIS — Sweden’s leading commercial network TV4 has commissioned a local adaptation of hit Finnish medical drama “Nurses.”

Produced by Yellow Films, “Nurses” turns on the professional and personal lives of four female colleagues who work in a trauma ward and are determined to save lives in a system that sometimes seems designed to do the opposite. Swedish up-and-coming shingle Bob Film is producing the remake which will be called “Syrror” is set to launch in the Fall. TV4 has commissioned two seasons of ten episodes.

“The original version of ‘Nurses’ is very well written and produced and we were confident that the Swedish adaptation will be a success on TV4. We believe the audience in Sweden will relate to real stories in a glossy drama series,” said Jan Blomgren, CEO of Bob Film.

Josefine Tengblad, head of drama at TV4 and C More, said “Syrror” was TV4’s first medical drama. “This is a story about all the big and difficult questions: life, death, love and pain. It’s a world that we sincerely hope will move our audience to both tears and laughter, and that ‘Syrror’ will be nearly addictive to its viewers,” added Tengblad.

Eccho Rights reps international sales to the format and has already pre-sold the Swedish series to TV2 in Norway and DR in Denmark. Eccho Rights previously sold the format for a U.K. remake to DLT. Eccho Rights also licensed the first two Finnish seasons to German commercial broadcaster ProsiebenSat1.

“Firstly, Yellow Film has created a really strong show that has wide appeal. Secondly, unlike traditional hospital dramas, Nurses focuses on the backbone of a heath service – the nurses. By telling the stories from their viewpoint, it brings a fascinating, new slant to the genre,” says Fredrik af Malmborg, Eccho Rights’ managing partner.

The Finnish show will have its third season kick off later this month, while Finnish broadcaster YLE has ordered a fourth season.

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