The director of the 2011 film. RideNicolas Winding Refn is reportedly bringing his next project to Netflix. The long time mocked Copenhagen Cowboy is finally coming to Netflix in December 2022. We track everything you need to know about Copenhagen Cowboyincluding plot, cast, trailer and Netflix release date.
The project had been teased by Nicolas Winding Refn for quite some time, but little was known about it. Throughout 2022, we’ve learned a lot more about the series. Described as a noir thriller, Copenhagen Cowboy is a Danish Netflix original series.
Producers on the project include Danish film producer Lene Børglum, who has partnered with Nicolas Winding Refn on numerous projects, including Only God forgives Y the neon demon.
Magnus Nordenhof Jønck is attached as cinematographer on the new series. He is known for projects like Bridgend, Northvest, Y key house mirror.
Space Rocket Nation serves as the production company behind the series project that was established in 2008 by Børglum and Refn. They state that their goal is to “produce highly artistic and avant-garde feature films for an international audience.”
As ThePlaylist notes, Refn is considered to be a controversial filmmaker “who likes to push buttons and sometimes seems a bit tone deaf about current cultural shifts.” In 2011, The Guardian published an interview in which the director said: “Making movies is a fetish.”
Director Refn had this to say about the project:
With Copenhagen Cowboy, I return to my past to shape my future by creating a series, an expansion of my ever-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 every level. I not only perceive them as my partners with many future adventures to come, but also as my friends. The new term is born: Netflix Winding Refn.
When is the Copenhagen Cowboy Netflix release date?
We have waited many months to know the release date, and we can confirm that Copenhagen Cowboy will be part of Netflix’s Christmas programming and will arrive Thursday, December 8, 2022.
what is the plot of Copenhagen Cowboy?
the synopsis of Copenhagen Cowboy has been obtained from Netflix:
Follow the young and enigmatic heroine, Miu. After a life of servitude and on the brink of a new beginning, she traverses the ominous landscape of Copenhagen’s criminal underworld. Seeking justice and revenge, she meets her nemesis, Rakel, as they embark on an odyssey through the natural and the supernatural. The past finally transforms and defines their future, when the two women discover that they are not alone, they are many.
Who are the cast members of Copenhagen Cowboy?
We have confirmation of the full cast of Copenhagen CowboyHowever, not all of the role names have been revealed;
- Angela Bundalovic as Miu
- Fleur Frilund as Jessica
- Lola Corfixen
- Andreas Lykke Jorgensen
- Jason Hendil-Forssell
- Li Ii Zhang
- Dragana Milutinović
- Michael Bertelsen
- Mad’s Brugger
- Ramadan Husseini
- Andreas Lykke Jorgensen
- By Thiim Thim
What was the production history of Copenhagen Cowboy?
An Instagram page mocking the upcoming project began posting in September 2021. Two posts containing pigs were published, including one published a few days before PETA’s complaint.
Additionally, ProductionWeekly reported that the project began filming in Copenhagen.
Nicolas Winding Refn was confirmed to direct the new series with his daughter LizzieLou Winding Refn as the lead.
Nicolas Winding Refn is perhaps best known for his direction of Hollywood movies, including two Ryan Gosling entries, including the beloved 2011 film. Ride Y Only God forgives. Other films in the director’s library include the neon demon, Upstart, Bronson, Y Rise of Valhalla.
Nicholas published publicly about Copenhagen Cowboy on December 28, 2021.
Dear friends 🤠 pic.twitter.com/rUY27pLI2h
– Nicholas Winding Refn (@NicolasWR) December 28, 2021
Multiple Twitter posts from Nicolas Winding Refn showed snippets of information for the filming of Copenhagen Cowboy. An April 1, 2022 tweet confirmed that filming had wrapped on the project.
dear friends 🌟 pic.twitter.com/jItHxD9KfR
– Nicholas Winding Refn (@NicolasWR) April 1, 2022
What is the episode count?
It has been confirmed that the series will have a total of six episodes, each of which will be approximately 60 minutes long.
animal rights controversy
As first reported by ThePlaylist.net (the live link isn’t working, so we’ve included an Archive.org link in the meantime), the project was apparently denounced by a PETA complaint about the project. PETA released a complaint in early December 2021 noting that the upcoming Danish series would be headed to Netflix. The reason they are talking about the project is that the animal rights group alleges that the production killed a pig on set.
They sent an open letter to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings asking for the scene to be cut.
In the press release, they state, “Killing a sentient being and exploiting that death for the sake of entertainment is unacceptable and may be illegal,” adding, “No animal should suffer or die for human entertainment, and PETA is asking to Netflix to go away”. the cutting room floor any footage that might glorify the needless and senseless slaughter of this pig.”
We will be eagerly awaiting more news about Copenhagen Cowboy in the coming weeks and months.