Netflix Orders First Swedish Original Series 'Quicksand' From FLX
Netflix has ordered an adaptation of thriller novel Quicksand as its first Swedish original series, based on the bestselling novel by Malin Persson Giolito. The project is slated to go into production in 2018.
The streaming giant is partnering with FLX on the project, with Pontus Edgren producing. "The Bridge" writer Camilla Ahlgren is set to pen the adaptation.
“Malin Persson Giolito’s novel is an original, fresh and suspenseful drama that we believe will make a fantastic Netflix series,” said Edgren, who described Ahlgren as one of Scandinavia’s most respected writers.
“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, ” said Erik Barmack, VP of International original series at Netflix. “We are delighted also to partner with Pontus and the FLX team and believe that Netflix will be the perfect global platform to showcase their talents and continue the canon of great Nordic storytelling.”