Well, this is some news that’s sure to put a smile on the face of certain genre fans. Yes, as the headline suggests, a Maniac Cop TV series is in development.

Courtesy of Deadline, Drive’s Nicolas Winding Refn and Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning’s William Lustig are developing the series for HBO. Previously, Refn and Lustig had been making tentative plans for a new Maniac Cop movie – but now they’ve decided to take the property to the small screen.

On this TV take on the 1988 film, the early word on the show reads:

Set in Los Angeles, Maniac Cop is told through a kaleidoscope of characters, from cop to common criminal. A killer in uniform has uncaged mayhem upon the streets. Paranoia leads to social disorder as a city wrestlers with the mystery of the exterminator in blue – is he mere mortal, or a supernatural force?

Refn and Lusting will serve as executive producers on the series, with Refn are acting a showrunner.

Expect more on HBO’s Maniac Cop as we get it.

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