Has the FX series been renewed or cancelled?


The old man’s The first season is about to end on Thursday.

The drama, based on Thomas Perry’s best-selling novels, sees Jeff Bridges play a grizzled ex-agent named Dan Chase who goes on the run after being targeted by an assassin.

The only problem is that being forced out of hiding also draws Chase’s attention to FBI Assistant Director for Counterintelligence Harold Harper (John Lithgow).

While the series has kept viewers on the edge of their seats for seven episodes, fans might well be wondering if there will be more in store for Chase.

HAS The old man Renewed for a second season?

Jeff Bridges as Dan Chase in “The Old Man” Season 1. The series has been renewed for a second season at FX.
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For fans who enjoyed The old man so far, and are curious if it’s been renewed for a second season, here’s the good news: it will be back.

FX announced the series renewal on June 27 after The old man had the premiere of the most-watched primetime scripted series on cable TV since 2020.

The old man also had the biggest debut of any FX show on Hulu as it had the most-watched FX premiere on the streaming platform.

In a press release regarding the renewal order, Eric Schrier, President of FX Entertainment said, “[Executive producers] Jonathan E. Steinberg, Dan Shotz and Warren Littlefield did a fantastic job with The old manwhich delivers on the powerful plot and jaw-dropping action of Thomas Perry’s book.

“The stellar cast led by Jeff Bridges, John Lithgow, Amy Brenneman and Alia Shawkat really connect with the audience and we’re excited to be working on season two with our colleagues at 20th Television and this fantastic team.”

Karey Burke, President of 20th Television, added in the statement: “This tremendous series has had a long journey through the air, which makes the reaction from critics and audiences in recent weeks all the sweeter.

“But the truth is, no one who’s worked on it for the past three years is surprised it resonates so deeply. From the brilliant creative execution of Jon, Dan and Warren to the star-studded spectaculars of Jeff, John, Amy and Alia, this the thrilling series delivers on its promise and we thank FX for their incredible support.”

Executive producers Steinberg, Littlefield and Shotz were thrilled to learn that the show had been renewed, sharing their own joint statement to express their joy at continuing the story.

“We couldn’t be more excited to begin the next chapter of this journey. Our partners at FX and 20th Television have shown us unwavering patience, faith and support to complete Season 1, we cannot think of no other way to repay that support than to go and deliver a Season 2 that raises the bar again,” they said.

“On behalf of the producers, our amazing partner Jeff Bridges and our stellar cast led by Jeff, John Lithgow, Amy Brenneman and Alia Shawkat, we are extremely grateful for the response the show has received and we look forward to hearing back at work.”

The old man Season 1 concludes Thursday, July 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX. It will be available to stream the following day on Hulu.

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LR: Jeff Bridges and John Lithgow in “The Old Man,” the show’s Season 1 finale airs Thursday, July 21 at 10 p.m. ET.
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