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The two writers behind the comedy series Splitting Up Together, Mette Heeno and Mie Andreasen, are now developing a new Danish television drama.

The series is called Carmen Curlers, and will consist of 10 x 50 minute episodes. The story is inspired by the true tale of the famous Carmen heated hair rollers. Set in Kalundborg and the surroundings in the 1960s, the series tells the story of Arne Byberg who invented the electrical hair curlers and gradually built an international business relying on over 3,500 women. Byberg couldn’t get enough men to work for him, so he ended up hiring the farmer’s wives and gradually the women gained more of an independent status in Danish society.

Their production company Happy Endings Film & TV are also having two of their most successful projects remade. Splitting Up Together has been optioned by the US network ABC and Ellen De Generes’ production company. All Inclusive is being remade for the Swedish market by Avanti Film’s Anna Croneman and Anna Anthony.