‘Copenhagen Cowboy’ Teaser: Nicolas Winding Refn Is Back With A Neon-Lit Crime Series For Netflix

Nicolas Winding Refn. You either love the egotistical Danish filmmaker or you hate him. There’s very little middle ground when deciding on the director of such films as The Neon Demon, Drive, Bronson, and the violent TV series Too Old to Die Young. And chances are audiences will be evenly split surrounding his latest series on the small screen, Copenhagen Cowboy, yet another neon-soaked journey through a twisted underbelly.

The Netflix series stars Angela Bundalovi (The Rain), Refn’s daughter Lola Corfixen, Zlatko Buric (of Refn’s Pusher trilogy), Andreas Lykke Jørgensen, Jason Hendil-Forssell, Li Ii Zhang, and Dragana Milutinovic.

Here’s the synopsis, which captures just a few of Refn’s pet themes: criminal underworlds, vengeance, and fate.

Copenhagen Cowboy is a thrill-inducing, neon-drenched noir series set across six episodes that follows enigmatic young heroine, Miu. After a lifetime of servitude and on the verge of a new beginning, she traverses the ominous landscape of Copenhagen’s criminal netherworld. Searching for justice and enacting vengeance, she encounters her nemesis, Rakel, as they embark on an odyssey through the natural and the supernatural. The past ultimately transforms and defines their future, as the two women discover they are not alone, they are many.

Copenhagen Cowboy premiered at the Venice Film Festival but has yet to be given a date by Netflix. Presumably, it would be soon.

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