CBS developing Finnish drama remake

US broadcast network CBS has put Finnish drama Mustat Lesket into development in view of an American adaptation.

The show, known internationally as Black Widows, follows three 30-something friends that decide to ditch their husbands and change their lives.

It comes from Finland’s Moskito, and scored commercial channel Nelonen’s highest-ever drama series ratings with a 30% audience share.

CBS bought the option from UK-based DRG, which handles international format rights.

Former HBO entertainment president Sue Naegle is producing the CBS version.

Tags: Black Widows, CBS, DRG

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