Zespa Media to Adapt Hit Female-led Nordic Drama Black Widows for China


Zespa Media has licensed the hit Scandinavian scripted drama format Black Widows from the independent distributor DRG. The format will be adapted for a local series of 24 episodes in China.

The original story centres on three women, who witnessed their husbands having a horrific accident while they were all on holiday together in a beautiful summer villa. Within a matter of seconds, their husbands have gone…just as they planned, or did they?

Black Widows premiered in Finland on Nelonen in March 2014 and had an impressive 30% audience share – the highest rating ever for a drama series in the channel’s history. A Pan-Scandinavian series (8 episodes) was commissioned in 2016 on the back of the Finnish success, with a higher production budget and a stellar cast.