Red Arrow’s award-winning scripted format The Last Cop is set for a US remake, with Adi Hasak, the creator of hit NBC series Shades of Blue and Universal Television to develop a US version of the popular German series.
Hasak will write the pilot script and serve as Executive Producer and Showrunner. Dean Parisot, who directed last year’s NBC breakout hit Good Girls, will direct the pilot and serve as Executive Producer. Other Executive Producers include Philipp Steffens, and for Red Arrow Studios International, Jan David Frouman and Shirley Bowers.
The Last Cop tells the story of Mick Briggs, an alpha male detective, who wakes up from a 25-year coma and struggles to find his identity as a man, husband and father in a world he neither recognizes nor understands.
The award-winning series was originally written and developed by Robert Dannenberg and Stefan Scheich and created and produced by ITV Studios Germany for SAT.1, where 60 one-hour episodes have aired. Red Arrow Studios International distributes the format of The Last Cop worldwide and local versions include a current hit production called Falco in Mexico for Amazon Latin America. The Last Cop won Best Scripted Format at the 2017 International Format Awards at MipTV in Cannes.
Henrik Pabst, President of Red Arrow Studios International, added: “We are delighted to be partnering with prolific writer/producer Adi Hasak and Universal Television to develop The Last Cop for the US. We are proud of the success of the format internationally and are looking forward to seeing the development of this next local version.”
The Last Cop marks the third format Hasak has set up in the U.S. in so many years, most recently he teamed up with Dynamic TV for a US version of another German series Tempel, which is being packaged straight to series. Prior to Tempel, Hasak adapted the Norwegian format Eyewitness (NRK). Hasak is represented by attorneys Patti Felker and Dave Ryan.