Oscar-winner Jeff Bridges (The Big Lebowski, Crazy Heart, Hell or High Water, Bad Times at the El Royale) will be making his debut as a TV series regular. Bridges will star in The Old Man, a CIA drama based on the best-selling book by Thomas Perry that was ordered straight to series by FX, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
In The Old Man, Bridges will play Dan Chase, 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.
“Jeff Bridges is an iconic, extraordinary actor and to have him as the star of this series is an incredible moment for FX. 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,” said FX president of originals Nick Grad.
The Old Man will be written by Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine (Black Sails). The duo will executive produce alongside Dan Shotz, Bridges, and David Schiff. Production on the Fox 21 Television Studios-based Warren Littlefield project will begin this fall.
FX’s scripted slate also includes Fargo, Mayans M.C., Pose, Fosse/Verdon, What We Do in the Shadows, Atlanta, Snowfall, American Horror Story, and the upcoming Y adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan’s Y: The Last Man.