FX has greenlit “The Old Man,” a drama starring Jeff Bridges as a retired CIA officer. 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.
Written by Jon Steinberg & Robert Levine, “The Old Man” is executive produced by Warren Littlefield, Steinberg, Dan Shotz, Levine, Jeff Bridges and David Schiff. The series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios in association with The Littlefield Company. Production of the pilot episode begins this fall.
Jon Steinberg, Dan Shotz and Robert Levine are teaming back up on “The Old Man” after their four-season run making the Emmy-winning “Black Sails” for Starz. Black Sails was co-created and executive produced by Steinberg and Levine and executive produced by Shotz. Steinberg and Shotz recently signed an exclusive overall deal with Fox 21 for all TV development.