— Updated on 29 January 2023

The Director Of ‘Drive’ Has A Neon-Drenched Crime Series Coming To Netflix

— Updated on 29 January 2023
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

When COVID-19 prevented him from working outside of Denmark, Nicolas Winding Refn decided to revisit his artistic roots a la the Pusher trilogy. Now, we’re being treated to our first (proper) look at the auteur of Drive and Neon Demon fame’s upcoming Netflix crime series: Copenhagen Cowboy.

Captured in full neon glory – as per Refn’s well-defined signature – this thrilling six-episode affair follows an enigmatic young heroine named Miu (portrayed by Angela Bundalovic), who’s apparently “on the verge of a new beginning” after an entire lifetime of servitude. Traversing the ominous landscape of Copenhagen’s criminal netherworld, in her search for both justice and vengeance, Miu encounters her nemesis Rakel.

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“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.”


“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,” said Nicolas Winding Refn.

“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.”

Without any of the information outlined above, you wouldn’t know what to make of Netflix’s Copenhagen Cowboy trailer. In any case, based on what we’ve glimpsed from fight sequences borderline uncomfortable visual non-sequiturs cut together with an electronic banger, it looks transgressive, entrancing, and just bloody awesome.

Copenhagen Cowboy Netflix Trailer

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In addition to Angela Bundalovic, Copenhagen Cowboy features a cast of Lola Corfixen & Lizzielou Winding Refn (daughters of Nicolas), Zlatko Buric, Andreas Lykke Jørgensen, Jason Hendil-Forssell, Li Ii Zhang, Dragana Milutinovic, Mikael Bertelsen, as well as Mads Brügger.

The series has been co-written by Sara Isabella Jönsson, Johanne Algren, and Nicolas Winding Refn himself; with cinematography accomplished by Magnus Nordenhof Jønck, and the score by Cliff Martinez, Peter Peter, Peter Kyed, plus Winding Refn’s own nephew, Julian Winding.

Netflix has confirmed the release date for Copenhagen Cowboy will land on January 5th of 2023 — check out the trailer above.

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Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]


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