The Old Man Release Date: Jonathan E. Steinberg and Robert Levine have adapted The Old Man for television. The first two episodes of the seven-episode season will be directed by Jon Watts, who directed the Spider-Man trilogy.
Warren Littlefield, Steinberg, Dan Shotz, Levine, Bridges, David Schiff, and Watts are executive producers for The Old Man.
What Can We Expect in The Storyline of The Old Man?
Based on Thomas Perry’s Bestselling Novel
The Old Man is based on Thomas Perry’s bestselling novel of the same name. It follows “Dan Chase” (Jeff Bridges), who escaped the CIA decades ago and has been living off the grid ever since.
When an assassin arrives and attempts to kill Chase, the veteran operator realizes that he must now reconcile his past in order to protect his future.
Because of his convoluted history with the rogue fugitive, the FBI’s Assistant Director for Counterintelligence “Harold Harper” (John Lithgow) is tasked with tracking him down.
Chase proves To Be More Difficult To Arrest Than Predicted
Harper’s protégé “Angela Adams” (Alia Shawkat) and CIA Special Agent “Raymond Waters” work alongside him (E.J. Bonilla). When Chase proves to be more difficult to arrest than predicted, a highly skilled special-ops contractor named “Julian Carson” (Gbenga Akinnagbe) is dispatched to track him down.
While on the run, Chase borrows a room from “Zoe McDonald” (Amy Brenneman), who must tap into reserves she didn’t realize she possessed in order to survive the day she discovers the truth about her new tenant.
How Cast Will Play Their Roles in The Old Man?
The series will be the Oscar winner’s first acting role since Bad Times at the El Royale in 2018, as well as his first starring role in a TV series.
However, TV stalwarts John Lithgow, Amy Brenneman, and Alia Shawkat will join him. E.J. Bonilla, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Bill Heck, Leem Lubany, and Pej Vahdat will all appear in the series.
Jeff Bridges will play Dan Chase, a man who quit his position as a CIA operative and has been living off the grid for decades. When an assassin hunts him down and tries to kill him, he is driven out of hiding.
Dan is swiftly pursued by numerous adversaries. The FBI’s Assistant Director for Counterintelligence (Lithgow) is among them, along with his trainee (Shawkat) and a CIA Special Agent (Bonilla), all of whom desire to apprehend Chase due to their shared, and tangled, history. If Chase wants to glimpse the future, he must confront his past.
How Was The Production of The Old Man?
FX Ordered a Pilot For The Series
FX ordered a pilot for the series, which was announced in July 2019. Jeff Bridges was chosen to play the lead role. Jon Watts was announced as the pilot’s director and executive producer in September, with John Lithgow and Amy Brenneman joining the cast.
Alia Shawkat joined in October 2020
Alia Shawkat became a member in October. Bob Iger confirmed in November that the show would air on FX on Hulu, and Austin Stowell was cast as a younger version of Bridges’ character. Kenneth Mitchell revealed his involvement in the series in February 2020.
Stowell Was Recast With Bill Heck in March 2020
Stowell was recast with Bill Heck in March 2020, and Gbenga Akinnagbe was cast in a major part. EJ Bonilla and Leem Lubany were also cast in the same month. In December 2020, Navid Negahban and Pej Vahdat were cast in recurring roles.
The series was two-thirds of the way through production when the COVID-19 epidemic halted production in mid-March 2020.
Bridges Was Diagnosed with Lymphoma in October 2020
Production continued in the fall with three episodes still to shoot but was abruptly halted when Bridges was diagnosed with lymphoma in October 2020 and was forced to leave the show to undergo cancer treatment.
After Bridges’ diagnosis, the show remained in production for a brief time in order to film scenes from the remaining episodes that did not feature Bridges’ character.
Bridges announced his illness was in remission in September 2021. Production began again in February 2022.
The Old Man Release Date
Jeff Bridges will return to action in a new FX drama that will premiere on Thursday, June 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, with streaming accessible the next day on Hulu.
The Old Man is a new American thriller television series based on Thomas Perry’s 2017 novel of the same title. Jonathan E. Steinberg and Robert Levine created the show.
The first two episodes of FX’s The Old Man‘s seven-episode season will debut. The series will be available on Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ in all other markets under the Star name.
The Old Man is based on Thomas Perry’s best-selling novel of the same name. It follows “Dan Chase” (Bridges), who escaped the CIA decades ago and has been living off the grid ever since. When an assassin arrives and attempts to kill Chase, the veteran operator realizes that he must now reconcile his past in order to protect his future.
The series will air on FX in the United States and Canada on June 16, 2022. In 2022, it will be shown on Disney+ (Star) in worldwide countries and Star+ in Latin America.
Dan Chase is a retired CIA agent who has been living off the grid for a long time. When an assassin arrives and attempts to kill Chase, the veteran operative must flee. Chase rents a room from Zoe McDonald while on the run, and the two are compelled to work together as they fight for the truth.
Because of his convoluted history with the rogue fugitive, the FBI’s Assistant Director for Counterintelligence, Harold Harper, is tasked with tracking him down. Agent Angela Adams and Agent Raymond Waters, together with Julian Carson, a highly trained special ops contractor ordered to hunt Chase, work alongside Harper.