Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent FLX (“Quicksand”), the Nordic banner owned by SF Studios, is set to adapt the bestseller “Shadowland” (“Skuggland”) into a thriller series revolving around bullying.
The show will take place at an exclusive private school in Stockholm and will follow 11-year-old Daniel, who isn’t from a rich family unlike his classmates and is constantly bullied.
After a serious incident, the school can no longer turn a blind eye to the harassment. In search for vindication, Daniel’s mother, Vicki, soon sees that even the truth comes with a price.
The founder of the school, a billionaire called Gunnar Grentz, rules in the background. But this incident now threatens his position. ”Marcus Dunberg has written a fantastic novel that feels truly relevant and contemporary, especially given the explosion of ultra-high-net-worth individuals Sweden has seen in recent years and the consequences of that development,” said Pontus Edgren, managing partner of FLX.