Viaplay has announced Delete Me, a short-form Norwegian drama written and directed by Marie Kristiansen (Young & Promising) that will use innovative narrative techniques to explore vital contemporary topics such as cyber bullying, hacking and exclusion.
Told in reverse chronological order, Delete Me follows teenage girls Marion (Amalia Holm) and Marit (Thea Sofie Loch Næss) through the infamous Norwegian graduation ritual of Russetiden. As they come of age in a culture where appearance and status are valued more than anything else, they discover that a seemingly insignificant act of jealousy can be picked up online and change lives forever.
Marie Kristiansen said: “More than anything, I want to show how difficult it is to challenge the norm, and the tremendous influence the internet has on young people today. Fitting into collective norms is something that is just as relevant in Norway as it is abroad, and Russetiden is a good example of how many young people stretch their own moral compass.”
Viaplay Chief Content Officer, Filippa Wallestam, added: “Marie Kristiansen is a very talented director and screenwriter with a distinctive narrative language and strong visual expression… She has written a really captivating story that puts an important theme into an emotional and entertaining context.”
Delete Me began filming this week in Oslo and will premiere on Viaplay across the Nordic region towards the end of 2020, comprising seven episodes that each have a running time of twenty minutes.