Based on the acclaimed debut novel of the same name written by Søren Sveistrup, The Chestnut Man Netflix is about to become your latest crime thriller obsession. The series is perfect for fans of Jo Nesbø, and actually, Sveistrup worked on the screenplay for the adaptation of Nesbø’s novel The Snowman (don’t let that deter you from watching this though, while that film fell into all kinds of production issues, The Chestnut Man is very well done!).
I recommend picking up the book after you watch the six-episode series, too, because it is excellent, and if you’re a fan of The Killing, this is a must-watch. The new series was filmed in Copenhagen last year, which is fitting since that is where the story takes place. Set in a quiet suburb, police are horrified when they discover a young woman brutally murdered on a playground with one of her hands missing.
Above her hangs a small figurine made from chestnuts. An ambitious young detective is assigned to the, and alongside her partner, they find that the chestnut man contains evidence connected to a young girl that went missing one year earlier.
The Chestnut Man Netflix: What time does Season 1 release on Netflix?
The Chestnut Man Netflix will release tonight, Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at 12:00 a.m. PT or 3:00 a.m. ET. Those on the west coast will get the show at a decent hour, especially if you’re a night owl who likes to stay up late. Having seen the first six episodes, I can confidently say that this is the type of series you’ll want to watch when it’s dark outside to add to the overall suspense and tense atmosphere.
The Chestnut Man review
The Chestnut Man is bound to be your next addiction for those who can’t get enough Nordic noir shows. The book is a gripping story that translates well to this six-hour series where each episode will pull you in deeper to the gruesome tale and the mysterious identity of the Chestnut Man.
If you’ve watched The Killing, you know the kind of storytelling that Sveistrup is capable of telling, and he brings it out in full force on the show. Sveistrup created this Danish thriller alongside Dorte W. Høgh, David Sandreuter and Mikkel Serup.