FX is set to release the new drama series The Old Man, starring Jeff Bridges as a man who has been living off the grid since he absconded from the CIA decades ago. The series, based on Thomas Perry’s bestselling novel of the same name, will air at 10 p.m. EDT on FX and stream the next day on Hulu. The Old Man will debut by releasing the first two episodes of the seven-episode season on its premiere date, June 16th.
The plot of The Old Man ‘centers around absconded CIA operative Dan Chase (Bridges), who is driven out of hiding when an assassin arrives and tries to take him out. Chase then learns he must reconcile with his past to ensure his future. After he leaves hiding, FBI’s Assistant Director for Counterintelligence Harold Harper (John Lithgow), who has a complicated past with the rogue operative, hunts him down, along with his protégé Angela Adams (Alia Shawkat) and CIA Special Agent Raymond Waters (E.J. Bonilla). Authorities have to call in a highly trained special ops contractor Julian Carson (Gbenga Akinnagbe) to pursue him as well when he proves more difficult to apprehend than expected.’
Bridges will also serve as executive produces the series, along with Warren Littlefield, Jonathan E. Steinberg, Dan Shotz, Robert Levine, David Schiff and Jon Watts, who also directed the first two episodes.
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