Netflix 'Chosen': 5 things you need to know about Danish sci-fi series

Netflix 'Chosen': 5 things you need to know about Danish sci-fi series
A still from the Danish series 'Chosen' (Netflix)

Netflix is set to expand its international catalog with the highly anticipated Danish series ‘Chosen’ and it’s one of those series that has been on everyone’s radar for a really long time. The coming-of-age sci-fi series revolves around a young girl named Emma (Malaika Berenth Mosedane) who has always felt different from everyone else in Middelbo, a small Danish town.

The town became famous all around the world after it was revealed that a meteor entered the earth and crashed in Middelbo 17 years earlier. The town has changed drastically over the years and people have started to believe if the story of that meteor was true or false. When Emma finds that the story of the meteor was a lie, a dangerous truth about the town is uncovered. Will Emma finally bring the truth in front of everyone? Or Emma will get in a lot of danger after getting to know the truth.


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The upcoming series joins the ranks of stellar international projects like ‘Money Heist’, ‘Post Mortem: No One Dies in Skarnes’, and ‘Who Killed Sara?’ that received universal acclaim. The makers of ‘Chosen’ will be hoping for a similar response as well.

Here’s everything we know about the Danish series.

Malaika Mosendane as Emma in 'Chosen' (Netflix)

When does ‘Chose’ release and where can you watch the series?

The upcoming Danish series will be premiering exclusively on Netflix on Thursday, January 27. According to the Netflix Press Site, the six-part series will be streaming on the platform at 3:01 am EST. Viewers can download the app from Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App Store to see their favorite shows and movies.

What is ‘Chosen’ all about?

The official synopsis reads, “Emma has always felt different from anyone else in Middelbo – a small Danish town that became world-famous when it was said that a meteor entered the atmosphere and crashed into it 17 years earlier. Now, Middelbo is no longer what it has been, and the question is whether it has ever been what it pretends to be at all? When Emma accidentally discovers that the whole story of the meteor is a lie, a dangerous and improbable truth about the sleepy town reveals itself – something that is far more perilous and incredible than she could have ever imagined. Was it a meteor that hit the little town 17 years ago or was it something far more powerful? With this newly discovered realization, Emma is forced to realize that she is on her own and that friends and society will not save her in a time of life where she needs them the most.”

Who stars in Netflix’s upcoming sci-fi series?

Malaika Berenth Mosendane will be seen playing the role of Emma and Andrea Heick Gadeberg portrays Marie on the show. On the other hand, Albert Rudbeck Lindhardt will be playing Mads on ‘Chosen’.

Malaika Berenth Mosendane

Malaika Mosendane is one of the newest names to get into the field of acting and began her career in 2021. Her first acting role came in the Danish TV show ‘The Sommerdahl Murders’ and appeared on 2 episodes. She went on to act in a short movie titled ‘Mystery Meat’ as well. ‘Chosen’ will be Mosendane’s first leading role in a series.


Other actors to feature on the show include Mohamed Djeziri (Elvis), Magnus Juhl Andersen (Jonas), Anders Heinrichsen (Lukas), Line Kruse (Lykke), Henrik Prip (Hans), Marie Louise Wille (Susan), Ken Vedsegaard (Thomas), and Nikolaj Kopernikus (Adrian).


The six-part series is created by Christian Potalivo and Jannik Tai Mosholt. Mosholt is known for writing one of the most-watched non-English language series titled ‘The Rain’. He also served as one of the producers on last year’s horror show ‘Elves’.



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