We'll Never Look at Chestnuts the Same After Watching Netflix's New #7 Show

There's a new crime series that's climbed up Netflix's charts, and we got chills just from watching the trailer.

Titled The Chestnut Man, the Danish mystery was adapted from a 2019 novel of the same name. The book and the series were written by Søren Sveistrup, a Copenhagen native who is famous for writing the hit television series The Killing, which was remade into an American TV show as well.

Now, it looks like Sveistrup has another hit on his hands, as The Chestnut Man was released only two days ago, and it's already reached number seven on Netflix's list of top series.

In the clip, we see two detectives trying to solve a string of murders that are seemingly unrelated, except for the fact that the killer always leaves a small doll made of chestnuts at the scene of the crime.

Things get even more complicated when it's discovered that each of these handmade dolls features the fingerprints of Kristine Hartung—the 12-year-old daughter of Denmark's Social Minister—who was abducted and killed the year prior. “Is there any chance she is alive?” her mother, Rosa, asks.

As the police start digging, the case continues to get more complex, and it's unclear who will make it out alive...

The series stars Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Iben Dorner, Danica Curcic, Lars Ranthe, Esben Dalgaard, Liva Forsberg, Louis Næss-Schmidt, Ali Kazim and David Dencik. All six episodes are now available to stream on Netflix.

First Squid Game and now this? We don't know if we're ever going to sleep again.

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