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 keep track of everything you need to know about Copenhagen cowboyincluding the plot, cast, trailer, and potential Netflix release date.

Nicolas Winding Refn had teased the project for quite some time, but very few concrete details were known. Over the course of 2022, we’ve learned a lot more information about the series. Described as a noir thriller, Copenhagen cowboy is a Danish Netflix original series.

The project’s producer is Danish film producer Lene Børglum, who has partnered with Nicolas Winding Refn on numerous projects, including Only God forgives Y the neon demon.

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In the photo; Nicolás Winding Refn – David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock

Magnus Nordenhof Jønck is attached as cinematographer on the new series. He is known for projects like Bridgend, nordvest, Y key house mirror.

Space Rocket Nation serves as the production company behind the project for the series that was established in 2008 by Børglum and Refn. They state that their goal is to «produce highly artistic and cutting-edge feature films for an international audience.»

As The Playlist notes, Refn is considered a controversial filmmaker «who likes to push buttons and sometimes seems a bit deaf about current cultural changes.» In 2011, The Guardian published an interview in which the director said “Making movies is a fetish”.

The director Refn had the next 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 perceive them not only as my partners with many future adventures to come, but also as my friends. The new term has been born: Netflix Winding Refn”.

When is the Copenhagen cowboy Netflix release date?

Netflix announced in November 2022 that the show officially drops on Netflix on January 5, 2023.

originally we were told us that Copenhagen Cowboy it was looking at a December 2022 release date and then it was pushed back to January 2023.

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 verge 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 ultimately transforms and defines their future, as the two women discover that they are not alone, they are many.

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Copenhagen Cowboy – Image. NWR Film Productions | space rocket nation

Who are the cast members of Copenhagen cowboy?

We have confirmation of the full cast of Copenhagen cowboy. However, not all of the role names have been revealed;

  • Angela Bundalovic as Miu
  • Fleur Frilund as Jessica
  • Lola Corfixen
  • Andreas Lykke Jørgensen
  • Jason Hendil-Forssell
  • li ii zhang
  • Dragana Milutinovic
  • Michael Bertelsen
  • Mads Brugger
  • Ramadan Husseini
  • Andreas Lykke Jørgensen
  • By Thiim Thim

What was the production history of Copenhagen cowboy?

A instagram page teasing the upcoming project began publication in September 2021. Two posts containing pigs have been published, including one published a few days before PETA’s complaint.

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cphcwby – Image: Instagram

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 directing of Hollywood films, 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 elevation of valhalla.

Nicholas published publicly about Copenhagen cowboy on December 28, 2021.

Multiple Twitter posts by Nicolas Winding Refn showed snippets of information for the filming of Copenhagen cowboy. A tweet from April 1, 2022 confirmed that filming had wrapped on the project.

What is the episode count?

It has been confirmed that the series will have six episodes, each lasting approximately 60 minutes.

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Copenhagen Cowboy – Image. NWR Film Productions | space rocket nation

Animal rights controversy

As first reported (the live link doesn’t work, so we’ve included an link in the meantime) the project was apparently reported by a PETA complaint about the project. PETA launched a complaint in early December 2021 noting that the next Danish series would be heading to Netflix. They talk about the project because 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 calling for Netflix to do it.» leave on the cutting room floor any footage that might glorify the needless and senseless slaughter of this pig.”

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Copenhagen Cowboy – Image. NWR Film Productions | space rocket nation

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