Finnish drama series to get Swedish and British remake

The Finnish hospital drama series Nurses is set for a Swedish remake, as the Nordisk Film and TV Fund reports.

The series follows the story of four female nurses who are forced to deal with smug doctors, arrogant surgeons and out of touch administrators all the while saving patients lives. The series airs on YLE and has been a huge success for the station, averaging more than one million viewers per episode. The fourth season has been commissioned by the Finnish broadcaster.

The Swedish remake is currently filming in Stockholm, with Cicilie Sparre, Marall Nasiri, Janette Holmgren and Tanja Lorentzon leading the roles. The first reason is set to air on TV4 in fall 2016 and a second season has already been commissioned. The series has also been picked up for a British remake, with DLT acquiring the rights.

The first two Finnish seasons were licensed to Germany’s ProsiebenSat1, making Nurses the first Nordic series ever to air on a commercial broadcaster in Germany.

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.