If you think Jeff Bridges is too old for this, think again. In The Old Man, the actor, a cancer survivor, played a CIA veteran with Alzheimer’s who is hunted down by hitmen for a long-ago case in North Africa.
He not only took them down, but he also went out looking for customers to answer old questions. This is the first episode of the series, which will premiere in a month on FX and Hulu.
The show, directed by Warren Littlefield of Fargo and Black Sails writers Robert Levin and Jonathan Steinberg of Black Sails, will premiere on June 16. The 71-year-old Bridges was joined by John Lithgow (Rock Climber) and Amy Brenneman (The Leftovers) for seven episodes. Samuel L. Jackson was considered for the lead role at first.