Working class hit men, Yakuza soldiers, Mexican cartel assassins, Russian mafia captains and gangs of teen killers — yep, sounds like the ingredients of a project by Nicolas Winding Refn. The auteur is bringing all of that and more to his new Amazon series, “Too Old To Die Young.”
Miles Teller has been tapped to lead the show, where he’ll play a grieving police officer, mourning the death of his partner, who buddies up with the man who killed his friend, and dives into the L.A. underbelly. Co-written by Refn and Ed Brubaker, the series is said to be in the vein of the director’s “Pusher” trilogy, which sounds about right. But it also seems like there’s some seamy “The Neon Demon” flavor in there too.
“Too Old To Die Young” will mark Teller’s first major foray into TV, and it’ll certainly be Refn’s biggest small screen effort (he’s previously helmed a couple installments of “Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple”). Production on the ten-episode series begins this fall in L.A., which means we’re looking at 2018 for what already sounds like a must-watch show. [THR]