‘The Nurse’ Netflix Danish Crime Drama Series: What We Know So Far

The chilling new Danish crime-drama 'The Nurse' is coming to Netflix in April 2023.

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The Nurse – SAM Productions

Netflix continues to release excellent dramas from all over Europe, especially from Scandinavian countries such as Denmark. The new Danish crime-drama series, The Nurse, is based on the shocking real-life events surrounding nurse Christina Aistrup Hansen, who was sentenced to jail for twelve years after four counts of attempted murder on patients. Coming to Netflix in April 2023, we have everything you need to know about The Nursem including the plot, cast, trailer, and Netflix release date.

The Nurse is an upcoming Danish Netflix Original limited crime-drama series, directed and co-written by Kasper Barfoed. Dorte W. Høgh was the second writer of the series. Nina Leidersdorff and Morten Kjems Hytten Juhl are the producers of the series, with Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen as the executive producer. Danish studio SAM Productions is behind the series.

The Nurse is based on the book of the same name written by Kristian Corfixen.

When is The Nurse Netflix release date?

Subscribers only have a short wait before the release of The Nurse, which lands on Netflix on Thursday, April 27th, 2023.


What is the plot of The Nurse?

The synopsis for The Nurse has been sourced from Netflix:

One early morning in March 2015, the Danish police received a call from a nurse at Nykøbing Falster Hospital. She suspects her close colleague of deliberately killing patients and fears that it has just happened again. Soon a murder case unfolds like never seen before in Danish legal history. Several co-workers are now telling the police that they also suspect the nurse has poisoned patients, and some even tell that they have been walking around with this suspicion for several years. But why hasn’t anyone responded? And where is the evidence? The Nurse is based on the true story of the Danish nurse, Christina Aistrup Hansen, who was sentenced to 12 years for four counts of attempted murder in 2017.

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The Nurse – SAM Productions


Who are the cast members of The Nurse?

Josephine Park plays the lead role of Christina Aistrup Hansen. The Danish actress has yet to star in a Netflix Original, making The Nurse her official debut for the streaming service. Park is known for starring in the series Doggystyle as Jose, and Nana in Baby Fever.

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Josephine Park  as Christina Aistrup Hansen – SAM Productions

Fanny Louise Bernth plays the role of Pernille Kurzmann Larssen. Bernth will also be making her Netflix debut in The Nurse having previously starred in a variety of Danish shows.

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Josephine Park (left) and Fanny Louise Bernth (right) – SAM Productions

Peter Zandersen plays the role of Niels Lundén. Zanderson has never starred in a Netflix series, or movie, however, he has starred in the extremely popular drama series Borgen, which is available to stream on Netflix.

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Fanny Louise Bernth (left) and Peter Zandersen (right) – SAM Productions

Amalie Lindegård plays the role of Katja Lorentzen. Lindegård is most well-known for starring in the Danish drama series 29 as Laura.

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Dick Kaysø plays the role of Kenny.

The remaining cast members listed are;

  • Selma Kjær Kuscu as Alberte
  • Sofia Cukic as Marlene
  • Stephanie Nguyen as Diana
  • Mathilde Eusebius as Ditte
  • Stine Schrøder Jensen as Pia
  • Sara Fanta Traore as Trine
  • Shahbaz Sarwar as Wojciech
  • Tammi Øst as Linda
  • Lukas Løkken as Morten
  • Marion Reuther as Marine
  • Ane Stensgaard-Juul as Ida
  • Frederikke Dahl Hansen as Desirée
  • Katja Holm as Marianne
  • Jesper Milsted as Vagn
  • Mikhail Belinson as Andrei
  • Claus Flygare as John Trine Runge as Birthe

When and where did filming take place?

Filming reportedly took place between December 22nd, 2022, and March 2nd, 2023.

Shooting took place in Nykøbing Falster, Denmark.

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The Nurse – SAM Productions


What is the episode count?

The limited series has a total of four episodes.


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