The official trailer has been released for The Chestnut Man, a Danish psychological thriller series heading to Netflix later this month.
The series is based on the debut novel by award winning writer Søren Sveistrup, creator of the much-lauded Nordic thriller series The Killing, which got an English-language adaptation in 2011 that ended up on Netflix.
The plot follows an ambitious young detective, Naia Thulin (Danica Curcic, Equinox), along with her new partner, Mark Hess (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard), as they look into the brutal murder of a young woman. The victim was found with one of her hands missing and a small man made of chestnuts placed next to her. Evidence soon unveils a connection to the missing – and presumed dead – daughter of a politician, Rosa Hartung (Iben Dorner).
Nordic crime shows have almost become a genre of their own now, with series such as The Bridge, Deadwind, The Valhalla Murders, and the aforementioned Killing, amounting to quite a strong run over the last few years. The Chestnut Man could, hopefully, be a binge-worthy obsession for those keen on mysteries from this area of the world.
Watch out for The Chestnut Man to hit Netflix on September 29th.