The Old Man is currently in the midst of its first season, but FX has already announced that they have renewed the thriller series for a second.
Jeff Bridges stars in The Old Man as Dan Chase, a former CIA operative who has been living off the grid for thirty years. When an assassin attempts to take him out, Chase learns that to ensure his future, he must now reconcile his past. The series is based on the bestselling novel by Thomas Perry and has been a big success so far. FX has said that The Old Man was the most-watched cable series premiere in more than a year, and was also the most-watched FX series debut on Hulu in its opening weekend. The series also stars John Lithgow as the FBI’s Assistant Director for Counterintelligence Harold Harper, who works alongside protégé Angela Adams (Alia Shawkat), CIA Special Agent Raymond Waters (E.J. Bonilla), and highly trained special ops contractor Julian Carson (Gbenga Akinnagbe) to hunt Chase down. Amy Brenneman also stars as Zoe McDonald, a woman who rents a room to Chase while he’s on the run and is pulled into the conspiracy.
“Jonathan E. Steinberg, Dan Shotz and Warren Littlefield have done a fantastic job with The Old Man, which delivers on the powerful intrigue and breathtaking action of Thomas Perry’s book,” said Eric Schrier, FX Entertainment President. “The stellar cast led by Jeff Bridges, John Lithgow, Amy Brenneman and Alia Shawkat is really connecting with audiences and we are excited to get to work on season two with our colleagues at 20th Television and this fantastic team.” Karey Burke, President of 20th Television, added, “This terrific series has had a long journey to the air, which makes the reaction from critics and audiences these past few weeks all the sweeter. But the truth is, no one who has worked on it these past three years is surprised it’s resonating so deeply. From the brilliant creative execution by Jon, Dan and Warren to the spectacular star turns from Jeff, John, Amy and Alia, this heart racing series delivers and we thank FX for the incredible support.“
You can check out a review for The Old Man from our own Alex Maidy right here. Are you happy to see that The Old Man has been renewed for another season?