Netflix has announced its first original Swedish series with Quicksand.

The show, which comes from the head writer of The Bridge, Camilla Ahlgren, will see the streaming giant partner with production company FLX (The Bonus Family).

The series is set to be produced by Pontus Edgren (The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared) and will go into production in 2018.

Quicksand is based upon the novel of the same name by Malin Persson Giolito, and follows a mass shooting in a suburb of Stockholm as a normal high school student is put on trial for murder.

Edgren said: “Malin Persson Giolito’s novel Quicksand is an original, fresh and suspenseful drama that we believe will make a fantastic Netflix series.

“We asked one of Scandinavia’s most respected writers, Camilla Ahlgren, to work with us and she was equally thrilled. We’re very excited to be collaborating with Netflix to make Quicksand the very first Swedish Netflix original.”

Ahlgren added: “It is both a great honour and challenge to work with FLX and Netflix on Quicksand. I want to tell this story from the main character Maja’s perspective; her story raises questions about guilt, responsibility, punishment and redemption.

“It holds a mirror up to our time whilst also serving as both a suspenseful thriller and a moving love story.”