Crime series 'Too Old to Die Young' debuts on Amazon June 14th


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The first trailer for Too Old to Die Young, an Amazon Prime crime drama set in Los Angeles, was released on Thursday. The series stars Miles Teller and Billy Baldwin as two men who are caught up in LA’s criminal underworld. Teller plays Martin, a grieving LAPD cop who just lost his partner. Martin, along with the man who shot his partner, finds himself tangled in a world of hitmen, Japanese Yakuza soldiers, cartel assassins from Mexico, the Russian mafia and gangs of teen killers.

Written by Nicolas Winding Refn (Neon Demon, Drive) and Ed Brubaker (Captain America: Winter Soldier, Westworld), the show is centered on a hidden world of assassins. Amazon says the show “follows the killers’ existential journeys in becoming samurai.” Refn, who also directed the 10-episode series, documented the show’s production on Instagram and Facebook over the past year.

Refn explained his motive behind being so open about the show’s production to IndieWire. “I think that as our entertainment industry is falling apart, it’s very interesting how the idea of something that used to be very secretive, is now the complete opposite,” said Refn.

All ten episodes of Too Old to Die Young will hit Amazon Prime on June 14th. The show’s cast members also include Jena Malone, John Hawkes, Cristina Rodlo, Augusto Aguilera, Nell Tiger Free, Babs Olusanmokun and Callie Hernandez. You can watch the trailer below.

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The Heroes of This Week's Best New Comics Are Complicated Dads

Atomic Robo mentoring a young robot friend.
Image: Scott Wegener, Shannon Murphy (IDW Publishing)

Whether you’re a sentient, technologically-advanced robot designed by Nikola Tesla or a street-level criminal with a knack for getting thrown in the pokey, raising children is a difficult task. And while it can be rewarding, it’s much more often an emotionally and financially draining endeavor.

The heroes of this week’s best new comics are at a point in their lives where they’ve become responsible for nurturing the next generation of young minds who are going to inherit the Earth and, truth be told, they’re both kind of nailing the whole parenting thing. Just not exactly in the ways they anticipated.

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A pawn shop owner realizing why Ricky is trying to sell a stolen necklace.
Image: Sean Phillips, Jacob Phillips (Image Comics)

Criminal

Despite his street name, all Teeg Lawless really wants at this point in his life is a modicum of peace and tranquility after spending years running with mobsters, pulling off heists, and generally living on the wrong side of the law. Old habits die hard for Lawless, and even though he’s trying to get on the up and up, Image Comics’ Criminal—from co-creators Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips—opens with the man behind bars in a local jail waiting for someone…anyone…to bail him out.

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Lawless’ salvation comes in the form of his misguided young son Ricky, who, taking after his father, reasons that he can get away with robbing an elderly neighbor he knows to be in possession of valuable jewelry in order to get his hands on bail money. But Ricky’s actions come with consequences that neither he nor his father are prepared to handle, and force Lawless to fall back on his old ways in order to make sure that he can keep his family safe from retaliation. (Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, Jacob Phillips, Image Comics)

Atomic Robo making sure Bernard is up to the task at hand.
Image: Scott Wegener, Shannon Murphy (IDW Publishing)

Atomic Robo: Dawn of a New Era

Atomic Robo’s seen a lot over his centuries-long lifetime of learning about and experimenting with the forces of nature that define the world. He’s putting the whole of his vast knowledge to good use in IDW’s Atomic Robo: Dawn of a New Era by passing it along to the next generation of sentient, mechanized intelligence.

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For now, life’s mostly quiet for Atomic Robo and the newest young recruits at the Tesladyne Institute, but unbeknownst to everyone else within the organization who believe Robo’s merely tinkering with a new project in his private lab, he’s actually in the process of building what might be his greatest, most significant achievement yet. (Brian Clevinger, Scott Wegener, Shannon Murphy, IDW Publishing)


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