FX has ordered espionage drama The Old Man straight to series with Jeff Bridges set to star.
“The Old Man” centers on Dan Chase (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.
The series is an adaption of the novel of the same name by Thomas Perry.
Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine will write in addition to serving as executive producers on the series. Warren Littlefield will also executive produce along with Bridges, Dan Shotz, and David Schiff. Fox 21 Television Studios will produce in association with The Littlefield Company. Production on the series will begin this fall. This will be the first TV starring role for Bridges.