“John Woo is returning to his Hong Kong roots as he teams with Catalyst Global Media to executive produce a new TV drama,‘Cognition,’” reports The Hollywood Reporter.
The story says “The neo-noir crime thriller covers two serial killer investigations set in America’s declining mid-West and the thriving Far East. ‘Cognition’ will center on an American ex-detective who travels to the Far East for a cancer cure, only to recount his memories of a failed ten-year serial killer investigation as part of his treatment.”
According to the Variety account, “The show has been created by Alex Garcia Lopez, director of cult British TV drama series ‘Utopia’ and ‘Misfits.’ He is writing and will direct the series, which begins production next year. Woo will executive produce the series, which comprises eight one-hour episodes, alongside his long-term producing partner Terence Chang and Lori Tilkin.”
A legendary martial arts/action director/producer, Woo is best known in the U.S. for directing “Face/Off” in 1997, and “Mission Impossible II” in 2000.
No network or streaming service was mentioned in the story as having the rights to show the series.
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