Netflix has announced that Quicksand (Störst av Allt) will be its first original Swedish production, adapted by Camilla Ahlgren (The Bridge) from the novel by Malin Persson Giolito.
In Quicksand, a mass shooting takes place at a prep school in Stockholm’s wealthiest suburb and high school student Maja Norberg finds herself on trial for murder. But as the events of that tragic day are revealed, so too is her relationship with Sebastian Fagerman and his dysfunctional family.
Erik Barmack, VP of International Original Series at Netflix, says: “Sweden has a tradition of great crime literature and series and we’ve been looking for something special in this area. We are excited to bring Malin’s great novel to life and to work with Camilla, one of the best TV writers globally,”
Head writer, Camilla Ahlgren, adds: “I want to tell this story from the main character Maja’s perspective; her story raises questions about guilt, responsibility, punishment and redemption. It holds a mirror up to our time whilst also serving as both a suspenseful thriller and a moving love story.”
Quicksand goes into production in 2018 and will be available to Netflix subscribers worldwide upon release. This will be preceded by Danish post-apocalyptic thriller The Rain, starring Iben Hjejle (Dicte), which premieres in 2018.