The Swedish contemporary thriller based on Joakim Zander’s eponymous novel is produced by FLX’s Anna Anthony for Netflix, which will release it globally in 2024.

The prolific Swedish director Mikael Marcimain of the hit series Blackwater and The Hunt for a Killer said about the Netflix feature currently filming in Lund: “After a number of period projects, I wanted to make a contemporary film that’s exciting, rawly sensual and loaded with social commentary.”

In the screen adaptation written by Linn Gottfridsson (Comedy Queen, Beartown), we follow the young Simon who arrives at Lund university, ready for his life to really begin. But his law studies aren’t quite what he expected. During a violent protest march he meets the young anarchist woman Max and falls in love. He gets sucked into a world of excess, lies and risks hard to escape.

In the title roles are rising star Simon Lööf (Threesome), Nora Rios (Caliphate) and Peter Andersson (The Unlikely Murderer, The Dark Heart). Additional cast includes Willy Ramnek Petri, Arvid von Heland, Nathalie Merchant and Christoffer Rigeblad.

The production powerhouse FLX which is co-owned by SF studios - Felix Herngren and Pontus Edgren, is one of Netflix’s regular Nordic providers of scripted content.

Earlier original series that premiered on the US giant streamer include Quicksand, the dramedies Love & Anarchy, Anxious People and the thriller The Unlikely Murder. Next up is the five-part crime thriller The Breakthrough set to premiere in 2024.