"The Miniaturist" Premieres on September 9
In the late 1600s, Amsterdam is a mysterious city with a reputation for its sinful and sexual behaviors. It’s a city full of secrets…
The Miniaturist, a new three-part series from Masterpiece, follows the story of a naïve girl (Nella) whose family has recently gone from riches to rags. Trying to save her family from ruin, she marries a handsome and wealthy man (Johannes), who is rather mysterious himself. They wed, and when she joins him a few weeks later in his mansion after a business trip, the true oddity begins.
Johannes gives her a breathtaking replica house, identical to their mansion, and tells Nella to furnish the house with miniature objects from a local miniaturist. They communicate only by letter but each time Nella requests an item she is given extra items that she did not request – a baby carriage, dolls, a stained handful of sugar… predictions of the future that start to uncover forbidden secrets. Secrets that could be a matter of life or death.
The Miniaturist, based upon the best- selling novel from Jessie Burton, airs Sundays, September 9 to 23, at 9pm on ThinkTV16 and CET.