Viaplay has released a teaser trailer for Delete Me, a short-form Norwegian drama written and directed by Marie Kristiansen (Young & Promising) that uses 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.
The cast also includes Axel Bøyum (Witch Hunt), Sjur Vatne Brean (Out Stealing Horses) and newcomer Sofia Tjelta alongside Swedish rising star Happy Jankell (Leif & Billy).
Marie Kristiansen said: “Social media and the internet have made it more dangerous to be young. Before, adolescence was a relatively closed universe. If you made a mistake, it usually stayed within a small, closed environment. Now, you risk that small mistake becoming a part of you for the rest of your life, without you necessarily being to blame.”
“I wanted to make an ambitious thriller for young people based on their reality… This is not a pointy-finger story whose purpose is to paint a gloomy picture of young people. The purpose is to shed light on how society and popular culture affect us, and how easily small actions can have major consequences online.”
All seven episodes of Delete Me will be available to stream 7th March on Viaplay across the Nordic region.