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The Old Man: FX Renews Jeff Bridges Drama for Season 2

FX is keeping The Old Man around.

The new drama starring Jeff Bridges, John Lithgow, and Amy Brenneman has been picked up for a second season following its stellar premiere performance on FX and streaming on Hulu in its opening weekend, it was announced by Eric Schrier, FX Entertainment President.

Dating back to January 2021, The Old Man on FX was the most-watched cable series premiere (premium and basic cable; drama, comedy and limited series) of 61 scripted series bowing in that span.

The Old Man was also the most-watched FX series debut on Hulu in its opening weekend.

“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,” said Schrier.

“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.”

“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,” added Karey Burke, President of 20th Television.

“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.”

Executive Producers Jonathan E. Steinberg, Warren Littlefield and Dan Shotz stated, “We couldn’t be more excited to begin the next chapter of this journey. Our partners at FX and 20th Television showed us such unwavering patience, faith and support in getting Season 1 completed, we can think of no other way to repay that support than to go deliver a Season 2 that raises the bar yet again.”

“On behalf of the producers, our extraordinary partner Jeff Bridges, and our stellar cast led by Jeff, John Lithgow, Amy Brenneman, and Alia Shawkat, we are incredibly grateful for the response the show has received, and can’t wait to get back to work.”

Written by Jonathan E. Steinberg & Robert Levine; directed by Greg Yaitanes.

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.

The series joins American Horror Story, Snowfall, American Crime Story, Fargo, What We Do in the Shadows, and Atlanta as the series renewed for additional seasons at FX.

Mayans M.C. is still awaiting word on its future after recently wrapping its fourth season.

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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