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Today Netflix dropped the first teaser for The Chestnut Man, its new Danish Original thriller. (It’s creepy!)

The Chestnut Man
The Chestnut Man — Image courtesy of Netflix

From Søren Sveistrup, the creator of The Killing, comes the Nordic noir-rooted, character-driven psychological thriller The Chestnut Man — based on Sveistrup’s acclaimed debut novel The Chestnut Man, named a “Best Book of the Year” by Kirkus, Library Journal, and The New York Times Book Review.

The Chestnut Man (Kastanjemanden) takes viewers on a dark and unpredictable hunt for a killer who leaves chestnut figurines as a creepy calling card on the victims. It stars Danica Curcic (The Mist, Equinox), Mikkel Boe Følsgaard (The Rain, Borgen), Iben Dorner (The Sommerdahl Murders), Lars Ranthe (Seaside Hotel), David Dencik (Quicksand), Esben Dalgaard Andersen (Couple Trouble), Morten Brovn Jørgensen (Rita), Jens Jørn Spottag (The Legacy), Camilla Lau (Ride Upon the Storm), Peder Thomas Pedersen (The Lawyer), Marie-Lydie Melono Nokouda (Department Q: The Absent One), Anders Hove (Splitting Up Together), and Thomas Hwan (Follow the Money), amongst others.

In a quiet suburb of Copenhagen, police make a terrible discovery one blustery October morning: A young woman is found brutally murdered in a playground, and one of her hands is missing. Next to her lies a small man made of chestnuts. The ambitious young detective Naia Thulin (Danica Curcic) is assigned to the case, along with her new partner, Mark Hess (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard). They soon discover a mysterious piece of evidence on the chestnut man — evidence connecting it to a girl who went missing a year earlier and was presumed dead: the daughter of politician Rosa Hartung (Iben Dorner).

A production of SAM Productions, the series is directed by Mikkel Serup (The Protectors) and Kasper Barfoed (Those Wh0 Kill), and written by Søren Sveistrup (The Day Will Come), Dorte W. Høgh (Dicte), and David Sandreuter (Pros and Cons). It is produced by Morten Kjems Hytten Juhl and Stine Meldgaard. The executive producers are Søren Sveistrup and Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen.

The Chestnut Man launches globally on Netflix this fall (date tba). You can set a reminder for it now at www.netflix.com/thechestnutman.


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The Chestnut Man: Netflix Drops Teaser for New Noir Danish Thriller
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