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TV4 recruits Finnish Nurses for format

Scripted-logo-460_2NursesSwedish commercial channel TV4 is to remake Finnish drama Nurses following a deal with distributor Eccho Rights.

The resulting series will be TV4’s first medical drama. The commission is for two seasons, with the show known locally at Syrror and launching in the autumn.

This comes after Eccho, which represents the Yellow Films & Television-created format, optioned the show to Swedish producer Bob Films last year.

“This is a story about all the big and difficult questions: life, death, love and pain,” said Josefine Tengblad, head of drama at TV4 and sister company C More. “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.”

The original series broadcasts on Finland’s YLE as Syke and is going into its fourth season. A third season launches this month.

That series sold to TV4 rival TV2 and DR in Denmark, and ProSiebenSat.1. The latter deal made it the first Nordic series to go out on a German commercial broadcaster.

Elsewhere, DLT Entertainment last year acquired UK production rights last year.

Nurses follows four female colleagues who deal with the personal and professional ramifications of working on a trauma ward.