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Nicolas Winding Refn Returns To Denmark with Netflix Series Copenhagen Cowboy

Photo credit: Magnus Nordenhof Jønck
Photo credit: Magnus Nordenhof Jønck

Today Netflix announces Copenhagen Cowboy, a poetic thrill-inducing neon-noir series from the creator of the Pusher trilogy, Drive and The Neon Demon, Nicolas Winding Refn.

Copenhagen Cowboy is a thrill-inducing, neon-drenched noir series set in six episodes about a young heroine, Miu (Angela Bundalovic) who travels through Copenhagen’s criminal netherworld.

Nicolas Winding Refn, creator: “With Copenhagen Cowboy, I am returning to my past to shape my future by creating a series, an expansion of my constantly evolving alter-egos, now in the form of my young heroine, Miu. Collaborating with Netflix and bringing this show to life has been an absolutely wonderful experience on all levels. I not only perceive them as my partners with many future adventures to come, but also as my friends. The new term has been born: Netflix Winding Refn.”

Jenny Stjernströmer Björk, director Nordic Original Series at Netflix: “We are absolutely thrilled to finally be able to announce that we have partnered up with Nicolas Winding Refn, one of Denmark’s most acclaimed filmmakers, and are bringing him back to Denmark to produce a local Danish show after more than 15 years abroad. Nicolas is a creative force and is such a fascinating and unpredictable filmmaker. We can’t wait to bring Copenhagen Cowboy to the world.”

Copenhagen Cowboy was filmed in Denmark and is composed of six episodes. Production has wrapped and the series is set to launch globally on Netflix later this year.

The series stars Angela Bundalovic, Lola Corfixen and Zlatko Buric. 

Additional cast includes Andreas Lykke Jørgensen, Jason Hendil-Forssell, Li Ii Zhang, Dragana Milutinovic, Mikael Bertelsen and Mads Brügger among others.

Creative team:

Creator & Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

Writers:Sara Isabella Jønsson, Johanne Algren and Mona Masri  

Director of Photography:  Magnus Nordenhof Jønck

Production Designer: Gitte Malling

Music: Cliff Martinez, Peter Peter and Julian Winding 

Producer: Lene Børglum and Christina Erritzøe

Produced by: byNWR Originals 

About NWR

Director, Writer, Producer, Nicolas Winding Refn was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, and grew up in New York best known for the Pusher trilogy (1996–2005), Bronson (2008), Valhalla Rising (2009), Drive (2011), Only God Forgives (2013), The Neon Demon (2016), and the series Too Old to Die Young (2019).

About Netflix:

Netflix is the world’s leading streaming entertainment service with 221 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries, feature films and mobile games across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

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