Fox 21 is behind the FX series American Crime Story, Fosse/Verdon and Mayans, as well as Showtime's Homeland and USA Network's Queen of the South. The Hollywood Reporter, LLC is a subsidiary of Prometheus Global Media, LLC. The venerable and beloved actor has signed on for the leading role in the FX series The Old Man, based on the best-selling novel of … Based on Thomas Perry's best-selling book of the same name, The Old Man will see Bridges play Dan Chase, a retired CIA officer who absconded from the CIA decades ago and has been living off the grid since. | Cookie Settings. by The location of the main series remained unchanged from the pilot. Like FX, Fox 21 is now also part of the Disney fold, so The Old Man is technically produced in-house. "Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine have delivered an amazing pilot script, and Jeff is perfect for the role of Dan Chase. Steinberg, Shotz and Levine reteam on The Old Man after their four-season run on Starz's pirate drama Black Sails. Subscribe to Deadline Breaking News Alerts and keep your inbox happy. Set in London, Sam Cobbett is the last tenant to leave an old house on a council-condemned road. © 2020 The Hollywood Reporter From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia My Old Man is a sitcom starring Clive Dunn as retired and embittered engine driver Sam Cobbett. With Faran Tahir, Gbenga Akinnagbe, E.J. He previously created/co-created Jericho on CBS, Human Target on Fox and pirate drama Black Sails, which just wrapped a four-season run on Starz. When the BBC failed to develop Gerald Frow's script into a series, Yorkshire Television stepped in, took over and cast Clive Dunn in the lead part, whilst Ronnie Barker focused on his successful roles in Porridge and Open All Hours. ITV broadcast 13 episodes in two series during 1974 and 1975. Oscar winner Jeff Bridges is making his TV series-regular debut and will star in the FX drama The Old Man, which has been ordered to pilot at the now-Disney-owned cable network. Following Chase’s involvement as a young army intelligence hotshot in a botched operation in Libya thirty five years ago, he went on the run, trying to escape people who want him dead. Lauren Townsend Steps Down As EVP Communications At Starz, Exclusive Q&A: Katzenberg & Whitman On Their Decision To Shut Down Quibi, Fox Nabs ‘Clive Kensington’s America’ Docu-Style Comedy From Chadd Gindin & Greg Garcia With Penalty, Former CBS Marketing Executives Garen Van De Beek & Lori Shefa Launch Creative Agency RM 15, Review Of Final Showdown As Campaign Limps To End; Praise For Welker; Reactions, Scarlett Johansson To Star In ‘Bride’ For Apple TV+ & A24 With Sebastián Lelio Directing, ‘Addams Family’ Live-Action Series From Tim Burton Heats Up Marketplace, Quibi Announces Last Day Of App Service Will Be December 1. Just as he had begun to think he was finally safe, Chase finds himself again in the crosshairs. I hear Old Man, starring Samuel L. Jackson in his first TV series gig, from Black Sails co-creator Jonathan E. Steinberg, Fargo and Handmaid’s Tale … Littlefield has emerged as one of the hottest producers at the moment with breakout new Hulu drama Handmaid’s Tale joining FX’s Emmy-winning anthology Fargo. We want to hear from you! Privacy | Perry picked the former NBC Entertainment president-turned-producer, who in turn brought the book to Steinberg to pen the adaptation. EXCLUSIVE: A marquee drama series package is heating up the marketplace. Production on the pilot is set to begin in the fall. Steinberg executive produces with his producing partner Dan Shotz, Jackson and Littlefield. My Old Man is a sitcom starring Clive Dunn as retired and embittered engine driver Sam Cobbett. He is repped by ICM Partners. The Old Man is an upcoming thriller television series based on the 2017 novel of the same name by Thomas Perry. Dan Shotz, Bridges and David Schiff will also exec produce. Your Complete Guide to Pilots and Straight-to-Series orders The Dude's first TV foray is based on the best-selling book by Thomas Perry. Lesley Goldberg. Jackson, recently seen in Kong: Skull Island and xXx: Return of Xander Cage, plays Nick Fury in the Marvel Universe. July 25, 1:00 p.m. A previous version of this story noted that The Old Man was picked up straight to series. About Our Ads See All, Your Complete Guide to Pilots and Straight-to-Series orders. Old Man falls under the first-look deal Littlefield inked with Fox 21 TV Studios in December. All rights reserved. Send us a tip using our annonymous form. The pilot was one of a series of seven one-offs in a BBC Two comedy anthology series called Seven of One (1973). Created by Robert Levine, Jonathan E. Steinberg. The Old Man marks Bridges' first series-regular role following a long feature film career that has included The Big Lebowski, Tron, Kingsman: The Golden Circle and Crazy Heart, the latter of which earned him an Oscar and Golden Globe for lead actor. All Rights reserved. The Dude's first TV foray is based on the best-selling book by Thomas Perry. The two pitched the Oscar-nominated Jackson (Pulp Fiction) who came on board for what will be his first major TV commitment. Primetime-Panic Bonilla, Amy Brenneman. [1] ITV broadcast 13 episodes in two series during 1974 and 1975. Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine (Black Sails) will pen the script and executive produce the drama, which hails from Fox 21 Television Studios-based Warren Littlefield. Welcome to Peak TV, Jeff Bridges! The pilot starred Ronnie Barker with Graham Armitage and Ann Beach, and was produced by Sydney Lotterby and Harold Snoad. Launch dates for broadcast, cable and streaming programs, Up-to-date lists for broadcast, cable and streaming series, Pandemic-proof vs. pandemic-contingent broadcast lineups, Signup for Breaking News Alerts & Newsletters, Get our latest storiesin the feed of your favorite networks. This would be Steinberg’s fourth TV series. The two, both exec produced by him, netted a combined 29 Primetime Emmy nominations earlier this month. 11:30am PT The official announcement for the series was made in July, meaning that production would go on floors possibly a few months later. He goes to live with his daughter, her posh husband (Arthur), and their young teenage son (Ron), in a flat nearby. The cable network has been ramping up originals under new parent company Disney. It has in fact only been ordered to pilot. We can expect the series to probably come out sometime in 2020. Written by Steinbarg based on the book The Old Man by Edgar Award-winning crime thriller author Thomas Perry, Old Man centers on widower Dan Chase (Jackson), an average Vermont retiree with a dark secret.