Do only the good shows die young? Gritty crime drama Too Old to Die Young has been cancelled so the TV series won’t have a second season on Amazon Prime Video.
An Amazon crime thriller, Too Old to Die Young stars Miles Teller, Augusto Aguilera, Cristina Rodlo, Nell Tiger Free, and John Hawkes. On one tragic night, the life of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Martin Jones (Teller) is blown apart and his partner is killed. As a result, Martin is forced into a deadly underground filled with working-class hit men, Yakuza soldiers, Mexican cartel assassins, Russian mafia captains, and gangs of teen killers.
The first (and only) season of 10 episodes were released on June 14th and the show got a good reception at the Cannes Film Festival. Series co-creator and director Nicolas Winding Refn said that he really enjoyed telling stories in an episodic format.
At the TCA summer press tour today, the head of Amazon Studios, Jennifer Salke, confirmed that Too Old to Die Young wouldn’t be returning for a second season though it’s been very well received in Europe (where Refn has a strong fanbase). She noted that she’d been texting with Refn this week and he was understanding about the cancellation.
What do you think? Did you enjoy watching the Too Old to Die Young TV series on Amazon? Should this crime drama have been cancelled or renewed for a second season?