Thursday, July 25, 2019

FX Picks Up Drama 'The Old Man' Starring Jeff Bridges to Pilot

FX has today given a pilot order to the original drama series The Old Man starring Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges. Production on the pilot will begin this fall.

Based on the novel by Thomas Perry, the drama follows Dan Chase (Bridges), a retired CIA officer 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.

Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine (Black Sails) developed the drama. They will executive produce with Bridges, Warren Littlefield, Dan Shotz and David Schiff. Fox 21 Television Studios and The Littlefield Company produce.

"Jeff Bridges is an iconic, extraordinary actor and to have him as the star of this series is an incredible moment for FX," said Nick Grad, President of Original Programming, FX Networks. "Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine have delivered an amazing pilot script and Jeff is perfect for the role of Dan Chase. We're also happy to be working with Warren Littlefield, with whom we've had such a terrific partnership on Fargo, along with our partners at Fox 21."

Bridges has been nominated for seven Academy Awards as an actor - only winning once in 2010 for Crazy Heart. The other films that garnered him nominations were The Last Picture Show, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, Starman, The Contender, True Grit and Hell or High Water. He also received an Emmy Award nomination for starring in the 2009 HBO film A Dog Year.