— Updated on 18 January 2023

If You Liked ‘John Wick’ & ‘Taken’, You’ll Love This Series About A Retired CIA Agent

— Updated on 18 January 2023
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

In terms of entertainment factor, it’s tough to beat the whole “villains mess with retired badass harbouring a dark past” trope. It’s partially why we’re convinced upcoming FX drama series The Old Man will be yet another binge-worthy addition to its already-stellar lineup. The other reason? It stars heavyweight dramatic talents Jeff Bridges and John Lithgow.

Based on a cracking 2017 thriller novel of the same name penned by Thomas Perry, The Old Man follows Bridges’ Dan Chase – a former CIA operative who’s spent decades living off the grid to evade the agency. But when an assassination attempt forces the grizzled veteran out of hiding, Chase finds himself on the run from Lithgow’s Harold Harper – the FBI Assistant Director for Counterintelligence with whom Chase shares a complicated history. Gunshots are exchanged. Buried secrets resurface. A high-stakes game of cat ‘n’ mouse ensues.

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Jeff Bridges and John Lithgow are joined by:

  • Amy Brennerman as Zoe McDonald – an unlikely ally of Dan Chase who he rents a room from
  • Alia Shawkat as Agent Angela Adams – Harold Harper’s protege who works under the FBI assistant director to hunt down Chase
  • EJ Bonilla as Agent Raymond Waters – another figure working under Harper
  • Julian Carson as Gbenga Akinnagbe – a highly-trained special ops contractor also pursuing Chase

The Old Man has been developed for television and written by Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine, who were behind the Starz historical adventure series Black Sails. The due has executive produced the show alongside Jeff Bridges himself, Warren Littlefield, Dan Shotz, David Schiff, and MCU Spider-Man trilogy director Jon Watts. Watts has helmed the first two episodes of the series.

As for where and when you can view it, The Old Man has a scheduled release date of June 16th via FX before hitting Hulu (Disney+).

Check out The Old Man trailer above.

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Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]


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