Thursday, October 10, 2019

HBO Gives Series Order to Event Series 'Maniac Cop' Created by Nicolas Winding Refn and John Hyams

HBO and Canal+ are partnering on a series adaptation of the film franchise Maniac Cop from Nicolas Winding Refn and John Hyams. HBO will air the series in North America, while Canal+ will have the rights in France.

Set in Los Angeles, a killer in uniform has uncaged mayhem upon the streets. Paranoia leads to social disorder as a city wrestles with the mystery of the exterminator in blue - is he mere mortal, or a supernatural force?

Refn and Hyams will direct the entire season, with Refn also serving as showrunner. They will executive produce with Nick Hall, Lene Borglum, Frederic Fiore, Alex Gayner, Efe Cakarel and William Lustig. Logical Pictures and byNWR Originals will produce.

"I've always been a devoted admirer of John Hyams," said Refn. "We've been talking about a re-imaging of the Maniac Cop films for a number of years, but as we continued to work on the material, we found ourselves wanting to explore the world we were creating in greater depth. Turning Maniac Cop into a series will allow us to realize our wildest ambitions and to reach an enormous audience through partners HBO and Canal+. This show will be an unadulterated, action-packed horror odyssey. Given the current state of the world though, Maniac Cop will also be a strong commentary on the decline of civilization."