Has The Old Man been renewed for Season 2? Here’s what we know:

Renewed Or Cancelled?

Disclaimer: There are spoilers below for the end of The Old Man. If you haven’t seen the finale yet, bookmark this page and return after you’ve finished the finale!

FX has once again surprised us with yet another intriguing espionage series. The Old Man’s season one has a total of seven episodes, each made with the polish of a feature film.

It stars Jeff Bridges as the central character Dan Chase. The name Chase might sound familiar to viewers who are ardent readers. The plot of the show is based on Thomas Perry’s novel of the same name.

Season one was an enthralling watching experience. Its depth and gravitas were truly affecting. Fans of the show are left wondering if we will have a follow-up season to it. The answer and more details about it can be found below!

What is The Old Man about?

The Old Man tells the story of Dan Chase, an ex-CIA agent in hiding. He lives with his dogs, Dave and Carol, but his wife expired a few years back due to Alzheimer’s. He has a daughter, though, named Emily, whom he is very close with but hasn’t seen for a long time. He only converses with her over the phone.

The FBI discovers his location and Chase is now on the run. Old friend Harold Harper is now Assistant Director of the FBI and is the one in charge of hunting him down.

Dan takes Zoe, a middle-aged divorcee hostage when an assassination attempt is made on him by Harper, who sends a professional (Julian) to do the work. A mutual enemy from their past, Faraz Hamzad, resurfaces with a vengeful streak. As we go along in the season, we learn that Hamzad is not really back from the dead for them – he has been there all along, looking for a “ghost” of his own from his past life.

Has The Old Man been renewed for season 2?

So, there is a little backstory to the answer. The shooting for the first season started in the year 2020 when the dreaded pandemic hit and everything were on lockdown. It resumed shortly but Jeff Bridges had a dangerous encounter with lymphoma.

The actor fought a severe battle with cancer but finally informed the crew that it was in remission sometime in 2021. After a brief recovery period, he started shooting again. Originally, the first season was set for 10 episodes in toto. But given the changed circumstances, it was trimmed down to seven, with longer runtimes.

Numbers wise, the series performed exceedingly well and brome several viewership records, including becoming FX’s most-watched cable series when it was first released.

The critical appreciation plus sustained viewership urged the network to renew it for season two. So yes, we will be having a second season!

FX’s entertainment President Eric Schrier said this when announcing the same. “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.

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.”

What we know about season 2 so far:

Not much. Apart from the announcement, we do not have a premiere date or details about the plot, yet. From what we know, the production is yet to start, at the time of writing.

There are hopes from FX insiders that it [production] will begin sometime in November this year but nothing is final.

The story should pick right up from where season one ended: Emily discovering that her actual name is Parwana, Hamzad’s daughter, whom Abby and Dan took with them when they escaped. We will update you as and when we get more details!


That’s all we know for now. But if you’re looking forward to The Old Man, bookmark our website for more information, reviews, and recaps of Season 2 when it eventually launches.

37 thoughts on “Has The Old Man been renewed for Season 2? Here’s what we know:”

  1. Finally, a refreshingly unique show that covers the past and present very well – not so back and forth that it makes your head spin! Bridges is excellent and was made for this role. The younger characters for all the cast are also truly amazing and are convincing. Can’t wait for season 2!

  2. I have LOVED The Old Man on FX. Very addicting with many twists. I was so enamored with the story, that I looked up the original book by Thomas Perry. While I enjoyed the original book as well, it was like seeing two completely different stories. I recommend both.

  3. Love it! Always have been a Jeff Bridges fan and also think John Lithgow is SUPERB!!!

  4. Just finished season one in Netflix. Absolutely loved it.cant wait for season two.Remember Amy from Private Pratice.

  5. Great show… can hardly wait until it begins again. BTW… I never cuss, but it was very acceptable in this show. That is how they would speak, and it would be unrealistic if they didn’t!!

  6. Love love the show, The cast is AMAZING. Mr.Bridges and Mr Lithglow great actors.Amy Brennmam I always enjoy watching her on Judge Amy. Stop bitching about the language. If you ever watched Yellowstone Scarface,the Godfather this is baby talk compared to those shows.Stop being so negative. If it bothers ya…change the channel.However,your missing a real good fucking show..I grew up in the real world. People cursed all the time and still do.

  7. Love it! My husband and I binged it! We throughly enjoyed this. The second season can’t get here soon enough.

  8. Steven, don’t be a square. This show clearly wasn’t design for you or or wife’s precious ears. CHANGE NOTHING FX! It’s perfection.

  9. Language was a problem?? In what world do you live in???? Great show and can’t wait for season 2

  10. Loved the storyline overall . The foul langage was unacceptable and unneeded. Kinda wrecked the show for myself and my wife. She wouldn’t watch it because of the language. If it’s toned down abit in season 2 I might watch it.

  11. Great Show, the language is spot on believable and would not removed, a jimminity cricket or gosh darn it, just doesn’t work for a Spy thinker. Looking forward to the next season

  12. Watched the entire series. Great cast. I could do without all the foul language, it doesn’t add a thing to the concept. Personally I think Martin’s character IS the old man and has been pulling the strings. I do think the series has been disjointed.

  13. Love the series which is the first I’ve watched in about 20 years! Great acting and awesome cast! The writers need to cut out the foul language! It doesn’t really add quality!

  14. Love this show.
    Really wasn’t interested based on the title, but what made me stop was when I was looking at the credits & saw Bridges name, then Lithglow. I love Jeff Bridges, & his brother, been watching them since they were young lads that would appear occasionally on their Dad’s show, Sea Hunt. Lithglow is also a brilliant actor, enjoyed everything he’s been in. I have watch every episode, now
    I’m sad, Season 1 is ending, can’t wait for Season 2. Great series, love it.

  15. I was so disappointed on Friday that it was the end of season 1.
    Can’t wait for season 2.
    No other show ever have I enjoyed.

  16. Dan’s wife had Huntington’s disease, not Alzheimers. The TV show is very good, however, by episode 4
    the only similarity between the book and the TV series is there’s an ex clandestine operative, now old, who has 2 dogs. And yes, Dan Chase is the old man, despite however the TV writers pervert the meaning of the title in their rewrite of an exceptionally well written book. Read the book. Don’t really know why they didn’t stick to the plot in the book. But oh well.

  17. I love this series. Totally riveting and complete in season 1. Looking forward to season 2 even though there is one glaring mistake… All women in Afghanistan are repressed to such an extent there is no hope for any woman to rise to such a position of power authority. They are denied even a basic education. They keep their women over there like slaves and hold them as having no value. Deny them of all basic rights. They are not allowed to go shopping without a man with them. The way the central woman depicted in this series is not only impossible in Afghanistan but laughable. If you can look past that….it is a great series with great acting.

  18. Edge of your seat stuff! Can hardly wait for season 2
    So many different ways to go. Love Lithgow and Bridges

  19. Happened across THE OLD MAN while channel surfing – 15 minutes in, and I was hooked. Not surprising that this is a top FX show. I’ve told many many friends to watch the series. I suggest that FX air the entire season one episodes in a marathon showing much like Paramount does with YELLOWSTONE. I’m fairly certain that would gin up additional enthusiasm form season II,

  20. FYI, Sea Hunt starred Lloyd Bridges, not his son Jeff Bridges. I watched every episode when I was a kid. Those double scuba tanks were cool and probably not as heavy as the singles they have now.vv

  21. Binge worthy and addictively entertaining! Stimulates the mind and draws you into the plot and characters….the way they dialogue is interesting….subdued, yet packed with intense emotion and intrigue. Great show. Can’t wait for season 2!

  22. One of the very BEST series offered on Hulu, a must see. Excellent storyline, stellar cast, great performances. Proves that good actors are never too old (or too new) to entertain us. Looking forward to Season 2!

  23. Best good drama in a long time. great cast. I hope season 2 lives up to the drama of #1. loving it and the casting director hit a home run with these veteran actors. A show I will really miss during hiatus; keep it up and thanks. Finally a show my entire family is in agreement with. Been watching jeff bridges since SEA HUNT!

  24. This reminds me of the caliber of Homeland in its prime – excellent show – great pacing, engaging story with fantastic character performances. I can’t wait for Season 2!

  25. For me, the meta theme of this series is “ageism”. The Chase character proves that if you discount a man (or a woman) because you think he is “too old”, you do so at your own peril. As Chas shouts defiantly into his phone to Harper after handily, practically bare-handedly, neutralizing three of Harper’s “black ops”, “NOW do you remember who you’re dealing with?!” Like a grey-backed alpha gorilla, beating his chest after vanquishing younger challengers, he’s saying “Don’t fuck with this old man!”

    I was reminded of the partisan jibes repeatedly thrown at Biden (and Pelosi) about being too old to run the country. Speak for yourself!

  26. So good plot, good actors, good production values, thas a 3 for 3 recipe for succes, im in starting it right now

  27. Riveting. I liked that most of the characters were provided some level of character development. And though I suspected early on that everything was about Emily, I didn’t quite guess how this was so, although I was close. Zoe was an unexpected delight. And the resounding question about, “what is a name?” A name is just a sound….or is it? Emily found out in the end. Love it. I don’t think there needs to be a second season. The way it ended, it really was complete, of course we don’t know how Emily/Parwana will feel now that she has three fathers, and her mother is now even more of an enigma. If they want to give ne a season 2, I’ll take it!

  28. Great summary, although you really ought to begin with a spoiler alert!!! It was fortunate that I just saw the final episode last night, otherwise your article would have really sabotaged the reveal of Emily’s father!

  29. Best we have seen in years. Story presentation actors all extraordinary. thank you for outstanding entertainment. We look forward to season two.

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