FX has released an Inside Look titled “Jeff Bridges Breaks Down His Stunts” from Season 1 of “The Old Man,” a riveting new drama starring Jeff Bridges. The series is currently airing on the FX Network on Thursdays and streams the next day on Hulu. The series just launched on Disney+ in Australia and New Zealand on July 13th. The show will also be coming to Disney+ under the Star banner in the UK and other countries and Star+ in Latin America however a release date for those regions has not been announced yet.
Jeff Bridges and the stunt crew of “The Old Man” dive deep on the process of crafting those harrowing action scenes. Check out the video below:
Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Thomas Perry, “The Old Man” centers on “Dan Chase” (Jeff Bridges), who absconded from the CIA decades ago and has been living off the grid since. When an assassin arrives and tries to take Chase out, the old operative learns that to ensure his future he now must reconcile his past.
With Dan Chase flushed out of hiding, the FBI’s Assistant Director for Counterintelligence “Harold Harper” (John Lithgow) is called on to hunt him down because of his complicated past with the rogue fugitive. Working alongside Harper is his protégé “Angela Adams” (Alia Shawkat) and CIA Special Agent “Raymond Waters” (E.J. Bonilla). When Chase proves to be more difficult to apprehend than the authorities expected, “Julian Carson” (Gbenga Akinnagbe), a highly trained special ops contractor, is sent to pursue him as well. While on the run, Chase rents a room from “Zoe McDonald” (Amy Brenneman) who draws on reserves she never knew she had in order to survive the day when she learns the truth about her new tenant. Bill Heck, Leem Lubany and Pej Vahdat also star in the drama series.
Teleplay and created for television by Jonathan E. Steinberg & Robert Levine, “The Old Man” is executive produced by Warren Littlefield, Steinberg, Dan Shotz, Levine, Jeff Bridges, David Schiff and Jon Watts, who also directed the first two episodes. The series is produced by 20thTelevision in association with The Littlefield Company.
The show’s June 16th debut delivered 975,000 viewers for its initial airing and is the most-watched cable series premiere since the start of 2021.
Season 1 will consist of 7 episodes total and the show has been renewed for a second season.