Swedish broadcaster TV4 has ordered two seasons of Syrror, a remake of Finnish medical drama Nurses (Syke).
Nurses follows the personal and professional lives of four female nurses in a trauma ward who are determined to save lives despite an infrastructure that seems determined to thwart their efforts. Cecilie Sparre, Marall Nasiri, Janette Holmgren and Tanja Lorentzon will star in the main roles.
TV4 has commissioned two seasons of ten episodes, the first of which will broadcast in the autumn of 2016. The remake has already been sold to TV2 in Norway and DR in Denmark.
Josefine Tengblad, Head of Drama at TV4, 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 almost addictive to its viewers.”
Fredrik af Malmborg, Managing Partner at Eccho Rights which represents both versions of the show, said: “Unlike traditional hospital dramas, Nurses focusses on the backbone of a heath service: the nurses. By telling stories from their viewpoint, it brings a fascinating, new slant to the genre.”
The third season of Syke launches on YLE in Finland later this month, and a fourth season has already been ordered. The two first seasons averaged more than one million viewers per episode.