Netflix has announced Deliver Me (I dina händer), an adaptation of the recent novel by Malin Persson Giolito (Quicksand) about the power of childhood friendship and a shattering depiction of what happens when society fails to protect those in need of it most.
In the book, a ruthless small-time gang boss named Mehdi begins to recruit young boys as runners and, by the time they are twelve years old, Dogge and Billy are enticed to join the team with the promise of fast cash, easy access to drugs, and the dream of becoming someone.
However, a job goes horribly wrong and the boys incur a heavy debt to Mehdi that they are unable to pay. As the noose tightens, Billy decides that he wants to leave the gang but is trapped so contacts Farid, a police officer who has known the boys all their lives. Farid promises to help Billy get back on track.
But there is no easy way out and Billy’s family soon gets caught up in Mehdi’s far-reaching tentacles. How can they pay Billy’s debt and what is Dogge to do when his one true friend in the world cuts him out of his life? So, when Mehdi delivers his final threat, Dogge pulls the trigger…
Malin Persson Giolito said: “Netflix takes stories about young people seriously and is not afraid of portraying difficult issues. That is why Netflix was my number one choice for adapting Deliver Me to screen and I am so proud that this will also be my debut as a screenwriter.”
Deliver Me, directed by Anna Zackrisson (The Restaurant), is slated to launch on Netflix in 2024.