Marvel’s Jeff Bridges Series The Old Man Gets UK Release Date

Jeff Bridges’ new TV series The old manwhich premiered in the US on FX on June 16, was finally given a UK release date.

The American drama-thriller premieres exclusively on Disney+ in the UK on September 28. Created by Robert Levine and Jonathan E. Steinberg, The old man follows a former CIA officer living off the grid who suddenly has to flee when people want to kill him.

Starring Jeff Bridges, John Lithgow, Alia Shawkat, EJ Bonilla and Bill Heck, the series consists of seven episodes. Levine and Steinberg co-wrote all seven episodes, while Spider-Man: No Coming Home director Jon Watts, Greg Yaitanes and Jet Wilkinson directed two episodes each. Zetna Fuentes directed the remaining episode.

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Bridges starred as one of the MCU’s villains when he played Tony Stark’s second-in-command, Obadiah Stane, in 2008. Iron Man. Bridges has also starred in many acclaimed films, including star man, The great Lebowski, The real courage and Against all odds. In 2010, Bridges won the Academy Award for Best Actor for Musical Drama mad heart.

Meanwhile, co-star Lithgow voiced Lord Farquaad in the Shrek movies and played Winston Churchill in Netflix The crown. He won an Emmy for his performance as a former British Prime Minister. Lithgow also has two Oscar nominations to his name – both for best supporting actor – for 1982. The world according to Garp and 1983 Terms of endearment.

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Manufacturing on The old man was shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic, then shut down again when Bridges was diagnosed with lymphoma in September 2020. Bridges left to undergo cancer treatment, while the show continued to shoot scenes that did not introduce his character. He returned to the show in February 2022 after announcing that his cancer was in remission at the end of 2021. The show was renewed for a second season.

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Kimberly B. Nguyen