Miles Teller has been cast in a drama series from Drive and The Neon Demon director Nicolas Winding Refn.
Titled Too Old to Die Young, the series will be exploring the criminal underbelly of L.A. by following the existential journeys of killers becoming samurai. Teller will be playing Martin, a cop who finds himself entangled in the world of assassins.
This will mark the very first American television project for filmmaker Refn, whose previous TV work includes a gig as writer and creative producer on the 2001 Danish thriller series The Chosen 7 and directing duties on the UK series Agatha Christie’s Marple. Refn will be directing all 10 episodes of the series and will co-write with Ed Brubaker, who worked as supervising producer on HBO’s Westworld and co-wrote season 1’s fourth episode with Jonathan Nolan.
Too Old to Die Young will be Teller’s first lead role in a series, but it won’t be his first entry in the digital streaming world; Teller starred in four episodes of the mystery web series The 47th Floor.
“I’m a huge fan of Nic’s work so the opportunity to work with him, and for a company like Amazon, with this type of material is very exciting,” Teller said in a statement.
No release date for Too Old to Die Young has been announced.
Next up for Teller is Granite Mountain, a true story firefighter drama also starring Jeff Bridges and Josh Brolin, and the PTSD drama Thank You for Your Service, opening in the US on September 22 and October 21 respectively.