If you’re looking for one of the most unusual Scandi Noirs this year, WALTER PRESENTS: PARTISAN ticks all the boxes. Think Midsommar (2019) but set in a gated farming community with something to hide…
In the idyllic surroundings of Jordnära, Kent and his wife run a very successful organic farm in a gated community. Johnny is their newest recruit, and his first job as a truck driver is to pick up two foster girls, Nicole and Maria, and bring them to the farm. But as soon as he arrives he is suspicious of the community’s polished exterior and their obsession with their gymnastics team, which is only worsened when he finds himself ordered to dig a grave. Meanwhile the teenage Nicole’s escape efforts are thwarted, she refuses to take part in gymnastics and is wary of her temporary adoptive parents Kent and Maud. But as Johnny’s concerns grow for himself and the girls, it becomes clear he has his own agenda… Who is Johnny?
Partisan won best series at the Cannes International Series Festival and stars the multi-award winning actor Fares Fares who also co-wrote the series with creator Amir Chamdin. Viewers may recognise Fares from his role in the blockbuster movie Rogue One: Star Wars or from the popular Department Q series.
Here’s a trailer (no subtitles):
The full season 1 boxset (5 episodes) is available on Walter Presents via All 4 from Friday, 19 November. The series will also have a full linear run on Channel 4 starting on Sunday, 21 November at 11.00PM and then continuing weekly on Monday nights around midnight.