Filming has begun in Copenhagen for Danish psychological thriller The Chestnut Man, a six part Netflix adaptation of the acclaimed novel Kastanjemanden by Søren Sveistrup (The Killing), starring Danica Curcic (Warrior) and Mikkel Boe Følsgaard (The Rain).
The Chestnut Man is set in a quiet suburb of Copenhagen, where the 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. Above her hangs a small man made of chestnuts.
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 connecting the chestnut man to the daughter of politician Rosa Hartung (Iben Dorner) who went missing a year before and is presumed dead.
The cast also includes David Dencik, Lars Ranthe, Esben Dalgaard, Morten Brovn, Thomas Hwan, Signe Egholm, Jens Jørgen Spottag, Camilla Lau, Peder Thomas Pedersen, Marie-Lydie Melono Nokouda and Anders Hove.
The Chestnut Man, directed by Mikkel Serup (The Killing), will launch on Netflix worldwide though a date has yet to be announced.