'Old Man', new season: FX picks up sophomore frame of Jeff Bridges thriller series

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Just three episodes into the first season of its new Jeff Bridges-led thriller series, The Old Man, FX has announced it wants more.

Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Thomas Perry, The Old Man has Oscar winner Bridges playing Dan Chase, a former CIA operative who emerges from a life off the grid when an assassin comes to kill him.

The series also stars Emmy winner John Lithgow as Harper, an FBI chief determined to bring Chase down, and NYPD Blue vet Amy Brenneman as Zoe, a woman whose present becomes tangled with the hunted man’s past.

The drama became the most-watched cable series premiere on premium and basic cable when it launched on June 16 and was also the most-watched FX series debut on Hulu in its opening weekend.

In its announcement, Karey Burke, president of 20th Television, noted, “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…”

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The seven-episode first season continues Thursday at 10 p.m. ET on FX and streams the following day on Hulu.

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