Finnish TV show gets a US version
Entertainment site Variety reports that ABC and Appian Way Productions are developing a drama series based on Finnish Black Widows.
Black Widows (in Finnish, Mustat lesket) is created by Mikko Polla and Roope Lehtinen. The original version tells the story of three wives whose abusive husbands all work at the same firm.
Appian Way is Leonardo DiCaprio’s company, and Black Widows is the first broadcast series to be developed under its name. According to Variety, Caroline Dries will serve as writer and executive producer with Appian Way’s Jennifer Davisson. Polla and Lehtinen will also have a role in the production.
Black Widows is one of the most internationally successful TV shows coming from Finland. Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat tells that the format has thus far been sold to the US, Mexico, Spain, France and the Middle East.