Finnish Drama Nurses Getting Swedish Treatment


STOCKHOLM: The Swedish broadcaster TV4 has ordered a local version of the Finnish drama Nurses from Bob Films.

Eccho Rights represents Nurses for producer Yellow Films and optioned the format to Bob Films last year. TV4 has commissioned two seasons of ten episodes, which will air under the local title Syrror. The first season will broadcast in fall 2016. Eccho Rights is representing the Swedish version of the show and has already presold the readymade to TV2 in Norway and DR in Denmark.

Jan Blomgren, CEO of Bob Film, commented, “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.”

Josefine Tengblad, head of drama at TV4 and C More, said, “Finally, 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.”

Fredrik af Malmborg, managing partner at Eccho Rights, added, “The secret to Nurses’ success is twofold. 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.”