The Swedish suspense drama based on Malin Persson Giolito’s eponymous best-selling novel is currently filming in Stockholm for production house Asp Varhos.

Deliver Me is both a poignant portrayal of the power of childhood friendship, and a shattering depiction of what happens when a society fails to protect those most in need.

Snow falls softly over a desolate public pool. A fourteen-year-old boy lays face down in front of a swing-set as his life drains out of the gaping wound in his head. Behind him stands his best friend, a warm gun trembling in his hand. The series asks the questions of who bears responsibility when children commit crimes, and what does it do to people who allow themselves to view kids as monsters?

In the title roles as the two best friends Billy and Dogge are newcomers Yasir Hassan and Olle Strand. The adult roles are played by Ardalan Esmaili as the local police officer Farid, Yusra Warsama (My Brother the Devil) as Billy’s mother Leila, while Ane Dahl Torp (Home Ground, Charter) and Henrik Norlén (Midsommar) are cast as Dogge’s parents Jill and Teo.

The series is directed by Anna Zackrisson (Snow Angels, The Restaurant), from a script by head-writer Alex Haridi and Amanda Högberg.

"It’s a dynamic mix of new talent and experienced actors,” said Zackrisson about her cast. We just started filming two weeks ago and I’m wildly impressed by all of them. They are so powerful and fearless in depicting this vulnerable story. I’m excited to do this journey with them.”

The show produced by Frida Asp and Fatima Varhos is due to launch on Netflix in 2024.

Asp and Varhos who set up their own shingle Asp Varhos last spring, are credited for Netflix’s first Swedish original series Quicksand, also based on a novel by Malin Persson Giolito.

Their other upcoming Swedish original for the US streamer Barracuda Queens based on a screenplay by The Bridge’s Camilla Ahlgren will premiere sometime this year.