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Warner Bros. Finland Pushes Ahead with Crime after ‘Man in Room 301’ (Exclusive)

Warner Bros. Finland Pushes Ahead with Crime after ‘Man in Room 301’ (Exclusive)

Present at Canneseries with “Man in Room 301,” screening today in competition, Warner Bros. Int’l Television Production Finland is ramping up its scripted content. The company is betting on two scripted shows a year, next to local versions of Warner Bros. TV factuals such as “First Dates” and “The Bachelor.”

Seija-Liisa Eskola, Wbitvp Finland’s creative director and head of scripted, said “Man in Room 301” was “a step ahead” as the first high-end international co-production. Launched last December on the local streamer Elisa Viihde, the U.K-Finnish psycho drama proved the most watched series over the Christmas period. About Premium Content just licensed it to territories including the U.S. (Mhz), France and Germany (both Arte).

Two crime shows are currently filming, both for the Finnish streamer C More.

The nine-part psycho-thriller “The Color of Evil” is created by inhouse head-writer Miira Karhula. Rising names Olli-Ilpo Salonen (“Wendy and the

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