Man in Room 301: BBC acquires Finnish-language drama
James R | On 03, Dec 2020
BBC Four has bagged the rights to Man in Room 301.
The series is the first Finnish-language drama acquisition for the channel. The six-part series has just been nominated for four 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.
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.”