The Chestnut Man is a drama series that revolves around murder-mystery accompanied by extreme human emotions of grief, revenge, abuse of children, and being parents.
The series is based on a novel by Søren Sveistrup, named The Chestnut Man. The series will be streaming on Netflix, and its first episode will air on September 29, 2021. The series is expected to have six episodes, but that will be enough to keep the audience glued to the screens.
Let Us Take a Look at the Plot, Without Spoilers
The story was set in 1987; the local sheriff receives a phone call informing him that a farmer’s cows have escaped. The Sheriff immediately goes to the location and discovers that three people have been murdered and a fourth person is injured and in a serious condition. He starts searching for any suspicious elements and goes down to the basement where he meets with an unfortunate death, but before he comes face-to-face with his death, he sees a little girl hiding under a workbench, which is full of miniature figures, made using chestnuts.
The movie witnesses a time-lapse and shifts to present-day Copenhagen. Police Detective Naia Thulin is seen engaging in an intimate moment with her love interest. Once they are done with the love-making session, she quickly tells him to leave as her daughter might wake up and find out about it.
Later, while she is at work, she meets with her Boss and requests him for a transfer to the IT division, but her boss seems to be least interested as he does not want to give up on a good detective like her. He also quickly assigns her to a new case and pairs her with a Europol agent, Mark Hess, who has been assigned to help the local police.
The story quickly moves with them trying to find out the cause of the murder of the new case that Naia and her partner have been assigned to. The site of investigation shows nothing suspicious, except for a miniature figurine made of chestnuts.
The duo is later engaged in assessing the murder of a high-profile minister’s daughter and successfully finds a common link between these deaths. Only after we watch the series will we be able to discover the common link and the cause behind these murders.
In the role of Naia Thulin we will see actor Danica Curcic. Iben Dorner is cast as the high-profile minister Rosa Hartung. In the role of Mark Hess, we will see Mikkel Boe Folsgaard
In other minor roles we will see David Dencik, as Simon Genz, Liva Forsberg as Le Thulin and Esben Dalgaard Andersen cast as Steen Hartung
The intense scenes, the grotesque murder visuals, and the sudden jump scares all add up to the credibility of the movie. The actors, with their fine skills, have successfully given a face to the characters. The readers who loved The Chestnut Man will not be disappointed with its on-screen adaptation.