The Old Man - Season 1 - Casting News *Updated 6th March 2020* By SpoilerTV (March 7, 2020, 2:19 am)
The Old Man
Gbenga Akinnagbe to Star, Bill Heck Joins in Recasting
Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Deuce) and Bill Heck (Locke & Key) are set as two of the leads alongside star Jeff Bridges in the FX’s drama series The Old Man, from Fox 21 Television Studios in association with The Littlefield Company.
In a recasting, Heck will play a younger version of Bridges’ character Dan Chase. He replaces Austin Stowell who had been originally tapped for the role.
Akinnagbe will play Julian, a highly-trained special ops contractor sent to hunt down Chase (Bridges), with whom he shares many similarities.
Austin Stowell is joining the upcoming FX on Hulu drama The Old Man as a series regular. He will play a younger version of Jeff Bridges’ character Dan Chase. The series is set to premiere in the fall of 2020.
The series is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Thomas Perry and centers on the aforementioned Dan Chase, the titular “old man”, who absconded from the CIA decades ago and now lives off the grid. When an assassin arrives and tries to take Chase out, the old operative learns that to ensure his future he now must reconcile his past. Stowell’s story as the younger Dan Chase will take place thirty years prior to the events of the pilot, as he undertakes a dangerous mission against the backdrop of the Soviet-Afghan war.
Amy Brenneman (The Leftovers, Judging Amy) is set as a lead opposite Jeff Bridges in FX’s drama pilot The Old Man, from Black Sails co-creators Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine. John Lithgow also stars.
Brenneman will play Zoe. Picking up the pieces after a bruising divorce, Zoe rents a room to Dan Chase (Bridges) not knowing he’s on the run. But when the truth is revealed… she’ll draw on reserves she never knew she had in order to survive the day.