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NENT drama explores cyber bullying

Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group has added a shortform series exploring cyber bullying, hacking and exclusion to its original drama slate for 2020.

Filippa Wallestam

Delete Me is a young-adult series starring Amalia Holm (The Girl in the Spider’s Web), Thea Sofie Loch Naess (Wisting) and Happy Jankell (The Ambassador).

Written and directed by Marie Kristiansen, it follows two teenage girls through the infamous Norwegian graduation ritual ‘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.

Delete Me is told in reverse time order across seven 20-minute episodes and will premiere exclusively on NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service late this year. It is produced by Pål Kruke Kristiansen for Einar Film.

Filippa Wallestam, NENT Group’s chief content officer, said: “The internet never forgets – and the psychological and social consequences of sharing one picture too many can last a lifetime. Delete Me is based on in-depth conversations with young people, and combines a new generation of Norwegian talents with distinctive storytelling and captivating visuals to show just how difficult growing up in 2020 can be.

NENT Group plans to launch at least 30 original productions in 2020. Earlier this year, it announced a restructure of the studio business through which it is dropping its unscripted activities in order to focus on drama.

Earlier this week, Jakob Mejlhede Anderson stepped down as CEO of NENT Studios UK just four months after taking up the role.

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