BBC Four has acquired the award-winning series Man In Room 301 from the co-producer and distributor About Premium Content (APC).
The series is the first Finnish Language drama acquisition for BBC Four. The 6 x 45 series has just been nominated for four prestigious Golden Venla Awards in Finland for Best Drama, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Actor.
Produced by Warner Bros. International Television Production Finland and Wall to Wall Media, the psychological thriller is written by the UK’s award-winning Kate Ashfield (Born To Kill, Shaun Of The Dead) and directed by Finland’s Mikko Kuparinen for Elisa Viihde.
Shot in Finnish, Man In Room 301 weaves between the past and present to tell the story of the Kurtti family, whose lives are irrevocably changed when two year-old Tommi is killed by a gunshot. Whilst on their family holiday in Greece 12 years later, they come across a man that looks just like the boy’s alleged killer. Gripping, fast-paced and tense, the series keeps the audience on edge until the final reveal. Here’s a link to a trailer:
Sue Deeks, Head of Programme Acquisition, BBC, says: “We are delighted that Man In Room 301 is our very first series from Finland. It is a tense psychological drama set between Finland and Greece that will keep BBC viewers intrigued and engrossed to the very end.”
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