The thriller created by The Killing’s Søren Sveistrup for SAM Productions, stars Danica Curcic, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard and David Dencik.
The six-part series which just started filming in Copenhagen, is based on Sveistrup’s own eponymous novel, published in 50 countries.
The seasoned writer is co-creator with writers Dorte Høgh (When the Dust Settles), David Sandreuter (Pros & Cons) and Mikkel Serup (The Killing) who also directs.
The psycho thriller follows ambitious young detective Naia Thulin (Danica Curcic) and her partner Mark Hess (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard), who investigate the brutal murder of a young woman, found in a playground, with one of her hands missing. Above her hangs a small man made of chestnuts. They soon discover a mysterious piece of evidence on the chestnut man - evidence connecting it to the daughter of a politician- who went missing a year earlier and was presumed dead.
The cast also includes Iben Dorner (Borgen), Lars Ranthe (Another Round), Esben Dalgaard (Follow the Money), Morten Brovn (Pros & Cons), and Thomas Hwan (Follow the Money).
Producers are Stine Meldgaard and Morten Kjems Hytten Juhl, while Sveistrup and Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen serve as executive producers.
No date has yet been set for the global launch on Netflix.
Co-founded by producer Foldager Sørensen, writers Sveistrup, Adam Price with StudioCanal, SAM Productions has two other shows with the US streaming giant: the Norwegian language fantasy drama Ragnarok season 1&2, and Adam Price’s highly anticipated fourth season of the cult political drama Borgen.