'The Chestnut Man': Release Date, Plot, Cast, Trailer And More

'The Chestnut Man': Release Date, Plot, Cast, Trailer And More

Netflix's upcoming Nordic noir brings viewers on a thrilling and mysterious hunt for a serial killer terrorizing Copenhagen.

Netflix has finally unveiled the teaser trailer for 'The Chestnut Man,' the upcoming Nordic noir from the creator of 'The Killing.'

The creepy and dark crime series follows two detectives on a hunt for a serial killer who leaves chestnut figurines near the victims' bodies.

The series will have six episodes produced by SAM Productions (Ragnarok) and directed by Mikkel Serup (The Killing) and Kasper Barfoed (The Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar).

Netflix describes the series as "a character-driven psychological thriller." Here is everything we know about the series, including release date, plot, cast, trailer, and more. 

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When Will 'The Chestnut Man' Release? 

Initial Release Date: Fall 2021

There is no exact release date yet, but Netflix has already announced a vague Fall 2021 release for 'The Chestnut Man.' That is sometime from September to December 2021. The series will be available for Netflix subscribers all around the world.

Filming for the series began in September 2020. It is unclear when the Danish series wrapped filming, but Netflix has already released its official teaser.

We will update this space once the exact release date gets announced. For now, you can already head over to Netflix and set the reminder so you will get a notification once the show is available. 

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What Is The Plot Of 'The Chestnut Man'? 

'The Chestnut Man' is a thrilling crime mystery series filled with suspense. It follows two detectives trying to uncover the mysterious killings happening in the quiet suburb of Copenhagen. The series begins when a young woman's body gets discovered in the playground. The young woman was brutally murdered, and one of her hands is missing. Next to her lifeless body lies a small doll made of chestnuts and matchsticks. Young detective Naia Thulin and her new partner Mark Hess is on the case, trying to find a clue to unmask the serial killer. Soon, the two stumble upon a piece of evidence that links to the case of the missing daughter of politician Rosa Hartung. Rosa had been missing for a year and was presumed dead. 

With a brutal murderer on the loose, Thulin and Hess must hurry before the serial killer strikes again.

The crime mystery thriller is based on the debut novel by award-winning writer Søren Sveistrup, which has been translated into 28 languages and published in 50 countries. Sveistrup is the same brilliant mind behind 'The Killing,' a Danish police procedural drama. 

“Netflix has shown a strong, genuine interest in my book, and I’m excited about the deal and confident that Netflix will be the perfect place for [it],” says Sveistrup in a statement via Variety

”After the success of “The Rain,” we are excited to announce our next Danish Original, which will be building on the great tradition of Nordic Noir,” Tesha Crawford, director of Netflix International Originals in Northern Europe, said in a statement. 

“We were instantly compelled by the strong story and Søren’s voice. We are happy to continue the collaboration with SAM Productions and are looking forward to bringing ‘The Chestnut Man’ to our global audience.”


Who Is Cast In 'The Chestnut Man'? 

Danica Curcic is cast as Naia Thulin, the young detective investigating the mysterious killings. 'The Chestnut Man' is not Curcic's first Netflix show. She also starred in Netflix’s 2020 thriller, 'Equinox.' Mikkel Boe Følsgaard stars as Mark Hess, Thulin's partner on the case. Iben Dorner stars as Rosa Hartung, the missing daughter of a politician.

The rest of the cast list include Lars Ranthe, David Dencik, Esben Dalgaard, Morten Brovn, Jens Jørgen Spottag, Camilla Lau, Peder Thomas Pedersen, Marie-Lydie Melono Nokouda, and Anders Hove among others.

Is There An Official Trailer For 'The Chestnut Man'? 

Netflix already released the official teaser trailer for 'The Chestnut Man' on June 21, 2021. The streaming giant will likely release a full trailer along with a release date in the upcoming weeks/months. The streamer often drops trailers a month leading to a show's release. Hence, the full official trailer might release around August or the following months in preparation for the fall 2021 release.

Do not worry because we will update this space to share the trailer with you once it gets released. 


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