Another movie actor is joining the TV world and it’s no less than The Dude, Jeff Bridges, who will play a retired CIA offer in the FX drama “This Old Man.”
The cable network has placed a series order for the show based on a novel written by Thomas Perry. “This Old Man” follows Dan Chase (Bridges) who left the CIA years ago and has been trying to live off the grid. However, when an assassin appears in his life, Chase has no choice but to seek help and reconcile with his past.
“This Old Man” will come from writers Jon Steinberg & Robert Levine and Bridges will also serve as executive producer along with Warren Littlefield, Dan Shotz, David Schiff, Steinberg and Levine.
“Jeff Bridges is an iconic, extraordinary actor and to have him as the star of this series is an incredible moment for FX,” the network boss Nick Grad said in a press release. “Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine have delivered an amazing pilot script and Jeff is perfect for the role of Dan Chase. We’re also happy to be working with Warren Littlefield, with whom we’ve had such a terrific partnership on Fargo, along with our partners at Fox 21.”
Production for “This Old Man” will start this fall for a potential late 2020 release.
Bridges has a longstanding career as a Hollywood star and is most noted for his movies like “The Big Lebowski,” “The Last Picture Show” and “Crazy Heart,” where he earned an Oscar for Best Actor. This role in “This Old Man” is his first for the small screen.
Littlefield is the founder of The Littlefield Company, which has produced award-winning shows like “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Fargo.” The writing and executive producing team have also been reunited following their collaboration on “Black Sails,” which aired on STARZ.