'Equinox': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix's Danish original

Netflix's second Danish original is based on the famous podcast titled 'Equinox 1985'

                            'Equinox': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix's Danish original

'Equinox' was announced in September 2019 and after 'The Rain', this happens to be Netlfix's next Danish original. The show is based on the well-known podcast, 'Equinox 1985'. IT is a supernatural thriller set in Denmark and swipes back and forth between 1999, where it all started, and the present time.

Release date

'Equinox' is slated to release on Netlfix on December 30 in the US. 


Astrid is only 9 years old in the year 1999 when a class of graduating students inexplicably disappears without a trace. Astrid, who is the sister to one of the missing students, becomes traumatized and plagued by horrific visions after her sister’s disappearance. In 2020, Astrid is peacefully living with her family when all of a sudden the nightmares come back and start haunting her. When the one survivor from 1999 mysteriously dies, Astrid is determined to find out what happened to her sister and the class, only to discover a dark and unsettling truth that involves her in ways she never imagined.


Danica Curcic as Astrid

Actor Danica Curcic will play the role of the older Astrid who decides to find out what really happened to the missing students and her sister. She has been credited with roles since 2011 and has worked on many Danish films and television shows including 2018's 'Kriger' and the 2017 show 'The Mist'. Actor Viola Martinsen plays the role of young Astrid in the show. 

Other cast members in the show include Hanne Hedelund as Astrid's mother, Lars Brygmann as Astrid's father, Karoline Hamm as Ida, Fanny Leander Bornedal as Amelia, Ask Emil Mossberg Truelsen as Falke and Alexandre Willaume as Henrik.


The six-part series is created by Tea Lindeburg and executive produced by Piv Bernth of 'The Killing', 'The Bridge' and 'Follow The Money'. Speaking about the project, Bernth said, "We are very excited about the podcast Equinox being made as a tv-series. It is a very unique story about the difference between reality and imagination and the relation between free will and fate — all set in a normal Danish family. The creative team behind it are all extremely talented and it is a great pleasure to work with them. We look forward to introducing this series to the world audience together with Netflix."


Cult, treasure hunting or satanic practices? The trailer of 'Equinox' leaves space for quite a few theories about the missing students from when Astrid was 9. Now that she is older and the nightmares that are too real to be dreams return, Astrid reopens a case that many believed to be shut. Can she really figure out what happened to her sister and the others who disappeared?


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