Viaplay has commissioned a new season of its award-winning Norwegian young adult (YA) drama "Delete Me", which will premiere in the second half of 2022. The returning short-form original series stars rising talent Sofia Tjelta Sydness in her debut leading role, and once again casts unsettling light on the pressures and adverse influences faced by today’s young people on social media. ‘Delete Me’ season two is created, written and directed by Marie Kristiansen (‘Delete Me’ season one; ‘Young and Promising’).
In 2021, season one of "Delete Me" won two prizes at Norway’s Gullruten awards and the Short-Form Drama Silver Bird Prize at the Seoul Drama Awards, was a finalist for Best Newform Drama Series at the C21 International Drama Awards, and received a Best Drama nomination at Seriekritikerprisen. “As adults, we think we know the importance of social media for many young people today – but perhaps we don’t fully understand how overwhelming its demands can be. The themes of ‘Delete Me’ have never been more relevant, and adding a new season of this compelling and visually innovative show to our fast-growing YA slate is about more than collecting likes,” Filippa Wallestam, NENT Group Chief Content Officer, said.
"Delete Me" season two co-stars Erik Enge, fresh from his international breakthrough in Ronnie Sandahl’s "Tigers". Enge received a Dragon Award at the Göteborg Film Festival for his lead performance in the film, which is Sweden’s official entry for the 2022 Academy Awards in the Best International Feature Film category. Sanna (Sofia Tjelta Sydness) is no longer the coolest kid in school. After being humiliated by her boyfriend, and with her plans to move to New York on ice due to the coronavirus, she is working as a waitress in Oslo while dreaming of an influencer career on YouTube. Desperate for fame, Sanna follows advice from her favourite influencer and takes the fateful decision to sell intimate pictures of herself online.
Happy Jankell (‘Two Sisters’) also returns in her role from the first season. The series is produced by Einar Film by Pål Kruke Kristiansen and Kristin Emblem with Guri Neby as executive producer, and Tanya Nanette Badendyck as executive producer for Viaplay. Filming is currently underway in Oslo. Sofia Tjelta Sydness added: “It feels fantastic to be part of the new season of ‘Delete Me’. I think we created something really unique with the first season, and told an important story to a young audience. To take on my first leading role is both scary and amazing.”