Amazon is getting its Winding Refn on this summer, with the premiere of its new noir-tinged cop drama, Too Old to Die Young. Fresh from premiering two episodes at Cannes, the series arrives in full in June, alongside the return of thriller Absentia and the debut of true crime anthology The Act. All that and the Jonas Brothers in between to keep things cheerful, here’s what’s coming soon to Amazon Prime Video UK in June 2019:
Chasing Happiness – 4th June
Filled with never-before-seen footage, this documentary is a moving, personal look at the Jonas Brothers’ journey so far. Watch the official trailer here.
Too Old To Die Young – 14th June
Nicolas Winding Refn’s show explores the criminal underbelly of Los Angeles, charting the existential journey of several characters, as they transform from killers to samurais. Starring Miles Teller, John Hawkes, Jena Malone and William Baldwin, the thriller is co-written by Ed Brubaker (Captain America: Winter Soldier, Westworld) and comprises 10 episodes that are approximately 90 minutes each. Read our review
Absentia: Season 2 – 14th June
This psychological thriller, starring and executive produced by Castle’s Stana Katic, follows FBI agent Emily Byrne (Katic), who disappeared without a trace and was declared dead after hunting one of Boston’s most notorious serial killers. Six years later, she was found in a cabin in the woods, barely alive, and with no memory of the years she was missing. Returning home to learn her husband, Special Agent Nick Durand (Patrick Heusinger, Casual), had remarried and her son, Flynn (Patrick McAuley, The Conjuring 2), was being raised by another woman, she soon found herself implicated in a new series of murders. Season 2 picks up as Emily struggles to define her new normal as a mother and a survivor of six years of physical and mental torture.
The Act: Season 1 (STARZPLAY) – 14th June
This eight-part series stars Patricia Arquette, Joey King, Chloë Sevigny and AnnaSophia Robb and is based on the 2016 BuzzFeed article “Dee Dee Wanted Her Daughter To Be Sick, Gypsy Wanted Her Mom Murdered” by Michelle Dean. It follows Gypsy Blanchard (King), a girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother Dee Dee (Arquette). Her quest for independence opens a Pandora’s box of secrets – one that ultimately leads to murder.
Tennis: Gerry Weber Open – starts 17th June
A favourite of Roger Federer, don’t miss action from Germany’s Halle tournament, one of the main grass court events men’s players use to prepare for Wimbldeon.
Fever-Tree Championships – starts 17th June
For all those not in Halle, London’s Queen’s Club Championships are the place to be to prepare for Wimbledon, with recent winners including Marin Cilic, Feliciano Lopez and Andy Murray.
Other titles coming soon to Amazon Prime Video UK in June 2019:
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