HBO Goes for a Series Set in the Future…in Belgium?

…Wow. We can hardly wait to see a series set in Belgium, known for its…it’s…wait, wait, we got one: Known for Tintin! Yeah, we can’t wait to see Tintin’s home the way it’ll look tomorrow:

Deadline.Com says one of these guys is Michael R. Roskam, creator of this show. But not which one. Ouch.

HBO Orders ‘Buda Bridge’ Pilot Script From ‘Bullhead’ Helmer Michael Roskam; Michael Mann And Mark Johnson Exec Produce – by Mike Fleming

Michael R. Roskam, who got a Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar nomination last year for his Belgian film Bullhead, is at the center of a new HBO pilot script order, one which teams him with Michael Mann and Breaking Bad executive producer Mark Johnson. HBO has ordered a pilot script for a drama titled Buda Bridge, a Belgian-set crime story that takes place in Brussels in the near future. It unfolds when a woman is found dead on Buda Bridge, which leads to a series of violent crimes and strange science that bring mayhem to the dark capital of the European state.

Roskam is writing the script and will direct the pilot. Mann, who teamed with David Milch for HBO on the horse racing series Luck (which got cancelled following its second season renewal when multiple horses perished) is executive producer along with Johnson, whose AMC hit Breaking Bad is heading into its fifth and final season. Roskam will be co-executive producer.

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It’s gonna be fun seeing how long HBO keeps this one around after multiple Brussels sprouts perish bridges start blowing up. (Okay, so the Brussels sprouts joke doesn’t work, but the thing about the bridges, see, has to do with Michael Mann’s propensity for blowing up everything in his films and…)