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Pulse-Pounding FX Spy Drama Starring Jeff Bridges is a Must-Watch

When it comes to streaming entertainment, I have a deep appreciation for quality spy dramas. The moment I finished binge-watching FX’s underrated espionage thriller, The Old Man, I felt an insatiable urge to dive deeper into the story. This led me to the novel by Thomas Perry, which the show is based on.

Today, I’m ecstatic because FX has just released a teaser trailer for the second season of The Old Man. In the sneak peek, Jeff Bridges reprises his role as the central spy, brandishing a long gun and looking as formidable as ever. Additionally, FX announced that the first two episodes of Season 2 will premiere on September 12.

The Old Man, available for streaming via FX on Hulu, is one of many must-watch FX series. Shows like Shogun, The Bear, and Fargo have consistently bolstered FX’s reputation, making it comparable to — dare I say it? — HBO. While HBO continues to offer compelling series like House of the Dragon, FX has been delivering a string of remarkable hits, showing no signs of slowing down.

For those who haven’t had the chance to watch it yet, The Old Man stars Jeff Bridges as Dan Chase, a former CIA operative who has been in hiding for years due to a botched mission. When an assassin forces him out of hiding, Chase has no choice but to go on the run, transforming the show into a thrilling cat-and-mouse chase.

The cast also includes Jonathan Lithgow as FBI official Harold Harper. Without giving away too much for those who haven’t seen the series, the scenes between Lithgow and Bridges are simply mesmerizing. One particular scene in Season 1, Episode 1, captivated me immediately. In it, Harper delivers a chilling warning to Chase, exemplifying the intense interplay that makes this show so compelling.

In the upcoming second season, FX reveals that Chase and Harper embark on their most critical mission yet — to rescue Emily Chase (played by Alia Shawkat) after she is kidnapped by Faraz Hamzad (Navid Negahban), a powerful Afghan tribal leader. With all three men claiming Emily as their daughter, she finds herself in an identity crisis that carries severe consequences.

In an age where streaming services are flooded with content, it’s crucial to highlight shows worth your time. The Old Man ranks high among a list of exceptional spy dramas available across multiple platforms like Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, and Apple TV+. This pulse-pounding series, featuring Jeff Bridges, is one you shouldn’t miss.

Source: BGR, FX