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They should have left him alone.

Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Thomas Perry, The Old Man stars Jeff Bridges, John Lithgow and Amy Brenneman. The Old Man centers on Dan Chase (Jeff Bridges) who absconded from the CIA decades ago and has been living off the grid since.  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.

With Dan Chase flushed out of hiding, the FBI’s Assistant Director for Counterintelligence Harold Harper (John Lithgow) is called on to hunt him down because of his complicated past with the rogue fugitive. Working alongside Harper is his protégé Angela Adams (Alia Shawkat) and CIA Special Agent Raymond Waters (E.J. Bonilla). When Chase proves to be more difficult to apprehend than the authorities expected, Julian Carson (Gbenga Akinnagbe), a highly trained special ops contractor, is sent to pursue him as well. While on the run, Chase rents a room from Zoe McDonald (Amy Brenneman) who draws on reserves she never knew she had in order to survive the day when she learns the truth about her new tenant. Bill Heck, Leem Lubany and Pej Vahdat also star in the drama series.

Teleplay and created for television by Jonathan E. Steinberg & Robert Levine, The Old Man is executive produced by Warren Littlefield, Steinberg, Dan Shotz, Levine, Jeff Bridges, David Schiff and Jon Watts who also directs the first two episodes. The series is produced by 20th Television in association with The Littlefield Company.

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I

When Dan Chase's past catches up to him, he must flee the town he's called home for three decades. Written by Jonathan E. Steinberg & Robert Levine; directed by Jon Watts.

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II

Chase finds a temporary hideout, but Harold Harper and the authorities are still after him. Written by Jonathan E. Steinberg & Robert Levine; directed by Jon Watts.

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III

Forced to flee, Chase finally tells Zoe the truth about his past, but it might be too late. Written by Jonathan E. Steinberg & Robert Levine; directed by Greg Yaitanes.

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IV

Both Chase and Harper try to move forward with their plans, but their choices backfire. Written by Jonathan E. Steinberg & Robert Levine; directed by Greg Yaitanes.

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V

Chase and Harper face decisive tests. Zoe finds a new path forward as old stories resurface. Written by Jonathan E. Steinberg & Robert Levine; directed by Zetna Fuentes.

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VI

Chase and Zoe enter the lion’s den. As Harper ends one partnership another begins. Written by Jonathan E. Steinberg & Robert Levine; directed by Jet Wilkinson.

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VII

Chase is forced to face the consequences for his past choices. Harper learns an impossible truth. Written by Jonathan E. Steinberg & Robert Levine; directed by Jet Wilkinson.

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More dangerous with age.

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Dan Receives a Warning

Harold Harper informs Dan Chase that he is in imminent danger. 

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Harold Questions Raymond

Harold Harper unearths the reason Raymond Waters was chosen to lead the operation. 

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