Media outlets are reporting that FX have renewed drama series The Old Man for a second season.
The official synopsis for the series is as follows:
Based on the bestselling novel by Thomas Petty, The Old Man centres on Dan Chase 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. With Dan Chase flushed out of hiding, the FBI’s Assistant Director for Counterintelligence Harold Harper is called on to hunt him down because of his complicated past with the rogue fugitive. When Chase proves to be more difficult to apprehend than the authorities expected, a highly trained special ops contractor is sent to pursue him as well. While on the run, Chase rents a room from Zoe McDonald who draws on reserves she never knew she had in order to survive the day when she learns the truth about her new tenant.
Eric Schrier, FX Entertainment President, released a statement saying:
Jonathan E. Steinberg, Dan Shotz and Warren Littlefield have done a fantastic job with The Old Man, which delivers on the powerful intrigue and breathtaking action of Thomas Perry’s book. The stellar cast led by Jeff Bridges, John Lithgow, Amy Brenneman and Alia Shawkat is really connecting with audiences and we are excited to get to work on season two with our colleagues at 20th Television and this fantastic team.
Karey Burke, President of 20th Television, released a statement saying:
This terrific series has had a long journey to the air, which makes the reaction from critics and audiences these past few weeks all the sweeter. But the truth is, no one who has worked on it these past three years is surprised it’s resonating so deeply. From the brilliant creative execution by Jon, Dan and Warren to the spectacular star turns from Jeff, John, Amy and Alia, this heart racing series delivers and we thank FX for the incredible support.
The network said that, per Nielsen live+3 numbers, the show was the most-watched cable series premiere since January 2021, with the company also stating that it was the most-watched FX series debut on Hulu in its opening weekend, though didn’t realise the digital streaming numbers.
The Old Man stars Jeff Bridges, John Lithgow, Amy Brenneman, Alia Shawkat, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Bill Heck, Kenneth Mitchell, Leem Lubany, EJ Bonilla, Navid Negahban and Pej Vahdat.