Set in Los Angeles, “Maniac Cop” is told through “a kaleidoscope of characters, from cop to common criminal,” according to HBO. “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 will serve as showrunner, director and executive producer on the adaptation via his newly launched company byNWR Originals. “Universal Soldier” director John Hyams will also serve as an executive producer on the HBO and Canal+ series.
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“I’ve always been a devoted admirer of John Hyams,” Refn said in a statement. “We’ve been talking about a re-imagining