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Delve into the making of Sunset Grove

April 9th, 2024

After a decade in development, a TV adaptation of Minna Lindgren’s detective novels is set to arrive on Finnish streamer Elisa Viihde. Sunset Grove director Taru Mäkelä, writer Johanna Hartikainen and star Leena Uotila discuss this comedy murder-mystery set in a retirement home.


Known locally as Ehtoolehto, the eight-part series introduces Siiri and Irma, best friends and queen bees of the Sunset Grove retirement home. Their lives are filled mostly with card games, never-ending arts and crafts sessions and accordion evenings – but when their comfortable world is upturned by the suspicious death of young and charming cook Tero, Siiri and Irma are determined to find out exactly what happened and why.

Produced by par Aurora Studios, Sunset Grove (8x30') will air on Elisa Viihde. Oble is the series' international distributor.

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