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In the late 17th century, a young woman named Nella Oortman (Anya Taylor-Joy) is sent from her home in the countryside to Amsterdam to begin a new life as the wife of wealthy merchant Johannes Brandt (Alex Hassell). Upon arriving at his grand mansion, however, Nella is surprised to find her new husband distant and mysterious, and her new home unwelcoming and full of secrets.
Meanwhile, Johannes' sister Marin (Romola Garai) rules the household with an iron fist, and Nella is left to her own devices much of the time. Seeking a distraction, Nella purchases a miniature replica of her new home from a local artist, known only as the Miniaturist (Emily Berrington). To her surprise, the Miniaturist begins sending Nella tiny replicas of items that seem to predict events in her life, and Nella becomes obsessed with unraveling the secrets behind the mysterious artist.
As Nella becomes increasingly enmeshed in the secrets of the Brandt household, she discovers that Johannes has a dark past that threatens everything she holds dear. Meanwhile, a growing sense of unease in Amsterdam leads to tensions between the city's ruling class and its burgeoning middle class, and Nella finds herself caught in the middle of a political and personal crisis.
Throughout the series, the performances are strong across the board, but Anya Taylor-Joy shines as the naive but determined Nella, while Romola Garai delivers a chilling portrayal of Johannes' sister Marin. The show's attention to detail is also impressive, from the sumptuous costumes and sets to the miniature replicas that play such a key role in the plot.
Overall, The Miniaturist is a haunting and atmospheric drama that weaves together elements of historical fiction, mystery, and drama to create an intriguing world full of secrets and surprises. With its strong performances, beautiful production design, and gripping storyline, it's a must-watch for fans of quality period dramas.
The Miniaturist is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (3 episodes). The series first aired on September 9, 2018.