Amazon is teaming up with “Drive
” director Nicolas Winding Refn
on new crime thriller, Variety has learned exclusively.
The drama, titled “Too Old To Die Young,” has been greenlit with a straight-to-series order with 10 episodes, according to sources. The show will shoot this fall in Los Angeles.
“Too Old To Die Young” explores the criminal underbelly of Los Angeles. The series is described as being in a similar vein to Refn’s Pusher
trilogy, which looked at Danish criminals caught up in the drug trade. It explores various characters’ existential journeys from being killers to becoming samurai’s in the city of angels.
Refn will serve as co-writer with Ed Brubaker
, who will be an executive producer. Refn will also direct the series and produce it.
Amazon has past ties to Refn, as the company previously released “The Neon Demon
,” his recent horror film and fashion satire with Elle Fanning