Netflix has announced international best-selling thriller novel, Quicksand, will be the next series from head writer of The Bridge, Camilla Ahlgren.
“We have taken our time to build a team that we can trust to create a great adaptation. I’ve subscribed to Netflix since the second week it was possible to do so in Sweden, so it’s incredibly exciting that Quicksand is becoming a Netflix original series.”- Malin Persson Giolito, author of Quicksand
Continuing its investment in Europe, Netflix is partnering with award-winning production company FLX to bring its first Swedish original series to Netflix members globally. Quicksand (Störst av Allt) is based on the best-selling novel by Malin Persson Giolito which has been published in 26 countries and was voted Nordic Crime Novel of the year in 2016.
When a mass shooting takes place at a prep school in Stockholm’s wealthiest suburb, a normal high school student, Maja Norberg, finds herself on trial for murder. When the events of that tragic day are revealed, so too are the private details about her relationship with Sebastian Fagerman and his dysfunctional family.
The drama will be produced by Pontus Edgren and will go into production in 2018.
“It is both a great honour and challenge to work with FLX and Netflix on Quicksand. 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.” – Head writer Camilla Ahlgren