Fans of Too Old to Die Young, Amazon's tremendously weird arthouse crime show from auteur director Nicolas Winding Refn, of which there are tens of thousands, have been wondering why Amazon didn't do much promotion for the show or put it in on Amazon Prime Video's homepage on its opening weekend. They're also wondering whether or not the show will be back for Season 2. During Amazon's executive panel at the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Saturday, Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke shed some light on those topics.
Salke said Amazon was happy with the show and that the studio has a great relationship with Refn, and she was texting with him earlier in the week. But the show was always designed with Refn's European fanbase in mind -- Refn is Danish, and the show premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in France -- rather than America, where he's a niche filmmaker. "So we really made the push with our resources for it in Europe," Salke said.
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When Salke was asked if there were plans for a second season, she answered, "I don't think so." Neither Amazon nor Refn described the show as a limited series, but it felt like a limited series, and it can retrospectively be thought of as such. It was episodic, but it was also very cinematic and felt like a single contained story.
Too Old to Die Young premiered in June and starred Miles Teller as a corrupt cop who becomes a vigilante preying on sex criminals.
Amazon's execs also said that Patriot and The Romanoffs will not return, and that they'd love to do more Fleabag and Good Omens, or whatever those shows' respective creators Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Neil Gaiman would like to do. Amazon also announced early renewals for The Expanse and Carnival Row.
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