Is The Old Man returning for another season? Here’s everything you need to know about The Old Man Season 2.
As the first season is still premiering, the viewers are surprised by how good the series has turned out to be. This has made the fans wonder about the future of the series. It is not surprising as lately there have been a lot of renewals by the FX network due to popular demand which helps in expanding the catalog for the network with more original movies and shows. If you are curious about the fate of this show then we’ve got some exciting news for you!
Here we’ve put together a quick rundown of everything you need to know about the release date, plot, and cast, so you can get a head start on the next installment and be prepared before the series airs. Here’s all we know about The Old Man Season 2 so far.
Will there be a second season of The Old Man?
Yes, it’s official that the FX network has renewed The Old Man for the second season on June 27, 2022. The renewal updates come before the first season has even reached its final episode simply titled, VII which is set to premiere on July 21, 2022.
The renewal was also confirmed on the official Twitter handle of FX network, quoting, “FX’s The Old Man will be officially returning for a second season. Season 1 continues Thursdays at 10 pm on FX and streams the next day on Hulu.” Take a look at the post below:
FX's The Old Man will be officially returning for a second season. Season 1 continues Thursdays at 10 pm on FX and streams next day on Hulu. pic.twitter.com/5ZhDaixlCh
— FX Networks (@FXNetworks) June 28, 2022
Why did the FX network renew The Old Man for Season 2?
According to Deadline, the first two episodes of the television series The Old Man, which is based on the best-selling book by Thomas Perry, debuted on June 16. As per Nielsen live+3 ratings, the network reported that it outperformed 60 other premium and basic cable dramas, comedies, and limited series as the most-watched cable series launch since January 2021. Though the firm did not break out digital streaming figures, it claimed that it was the most-watched FX series debut on Hulu in its first weekend.
Steinberg, Littlefield, and partners thanked the network and studio for “unwavering patience, faith and support” to get season one down and promised to “raise the bar yet again” for Season 2. “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,” said Eric Schrier, FX Entertainment President.
Further adding, “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.”
“This terrific series has had a long journey to the air, which makes the reaction from critics and audiences these past few weeks all the sweeter,” added Karey Burke, President of 20th Television. “But the truth is, no one who has worked on it these past three years is surprised it’s resonating so deeply. From the brilliant creative execution by Jon, Dan and Warren to the spectacular star turns from Jeff, John, Amy and Alia, this heart racing series delivers and we thank FX for the incredible support.”
The Old Man Season 2 Potential Release Date
As of July 1, 2022, the FX network has not yet confirmed the precise release date of The Old Man Season 2, as only four episodes of the usual seven-episode season are aired from the first season. On the bright side, it appears that the show’s early renewal will result in the timely scheduling and production of the forthcoming season. As the network announced the renewal way before season one comes to a conclusion that is too early to predict.
However, based on the pattern of the season one release dates, we may anticipate that the premiere date for the second season will be in the next year. We’d estimate that the release date would be sometime in 2023—probably sometime in or around the month of June. Furthermore, we would like to emphasize that at this point, everything is just conjecture. Fans should thus be patient because the network will confirm these facts in the upcoming months, so they should keep a watch on it.
What is The Old Man based on?
According to the official description, “Based on the bestselling novel by Thomas Perry, “The Old Man” centers on Dan Chase 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 is called on to hunt him down because of his complicated past with the rogue fugitive.
When Chase proves to be more difficult to apprehend than the authorities expected, a highly trained special ops contractor is sent to pursue him as well. While on the run, Chase rents a room from Zoe McDonald who draws on reserves she never knew she had in order to survive the day when she learns the truth about her new tenant.”
The Old Man Season 2 Expected Plot
The Old Man Season 2 is expected to pick up from the finale episode of the first season, VII, which will release on July 21, 2022. The episode is reported to be directed by Jet Wilkinson and written by Jonathan E. Steinberg & Robert Levine. The official synopsis of the episode states, “Chase is forced to face the consequences for his past choices; Harper learns an impossible truth.” As a result, the pilot episode of The Old Man Season 2 is intended to follow this already established idea. While it’s difficult to predict the second season’s exact plot structure this early on.
It’s been speculated that the next season would pick up any cliffhangers and subplots and delve right into this world by giving fans something different to look at instead of the same old themes. Considering the four episodes, we don’t know how the season will end. Viewers and critics from all around the world have thus far given the reception a positive review. Consequently, the series will entice viewers to watch it when it airs on television or on a streaming service. So, it will be interesting to see how they deal with this added pressure and introduce something new to the series and how season one will end.
The Old Man Season 2 Cast
As of July 1, 2022, the original cast from The Old Man Season 1 is expected to reprise their roles. On the other hand, no additional casting announcements had been made by the network as the first season is still premiering. As a result, the following is a list of the series’ main characters:
- Jeff Bridges as Dan Chase
- John Lithgow as Harold Harper
- E. J. Bonilla as Raymond Waters
- Bill Heck as Young Dan Chase
- Leem Lubany as Young Abbey Chase
- Alia Shawkat as Angela Adams
- Gbenga Akinnagbe as Julian Carson
- Amy Brenneman as Zoe McDonald
The recurring cast of the series are as follows:
- Kenneth Mitchell as Joe
- Navid Negahban as Hamzad
- Pej Vahdat as Young Hamzad
- Noor Razooky as Young Kaftar
- Faran Tahir as Rahmani
We urge viewers to be patient because some casting developments will take time to emerge and the network will alert fans ahead of time if any new cast members or characters will be joining the future season.
The Old Man Season 2 Episodes
The Old Man Season 2 is expected to have at least 7 episodes which usually have an average runtime of approx 60–64 minutes. We’d also like to point out that, as of July 1, 2022, the exact episode titles and synopsis for the upcoming season cannot be confirmed. For the time being, we recommend that fans wait patiently and binge-watch Season 1 to know how the season will conclude. Here’s the complete episode guide for you to understand the order properly.
- S1E1: “I” – June 16, 2022
- S1E2: “II”– June 16, 2022
- S1E3: “III” – June 23, 2022
- S1E4: “IV” – June 30, 2022
- S1E5: “V” – July 7, 2022
- S1E6: “VI” July 14, 2022
- S1E7: “VII” – July 21, 2022
Moreover, the viewers should keep an eye out for details on the series episode dates that will be released in the following months. The number of episodes is ultimately determined by the plot that the show aims to transmit to the viewers, making it a slightly bigger or smaller season than its predecessor.
Where to stream The Old Man Season 2?
When available to stream, The Old Man Season 2 will be available on the FX network and on Hulu the next day. The first season will also be accessible on fuboTV. The viewers can also stream the show by renting or purchasing on iTunes, Vudu, and Google Play, depending on the viewers’ location and membership plans, which the users can choose from to renew their accounts and watch the series.
— The Old Man (@theoldmanfx) June 30, 2022
The Old Man Season Overall Reception
The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 94% approval rating with an average rating of 7.1/10, based on 34 critic reviews. The website’s critics’ consensus reads, “The Old Man is just as intrepid and spiky—and derivative—as younger action heroes, with Jeff Bridges lending invaluable gravitas to this bone-crunching thriller.” Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 72 out of 100 based on 25 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews.” According to IMDb, the series overall score is 8.6/10 with 5,540 votes.
The Old Man Official Trailer
The Old Man Official Synopsis
The official synopsis of the series according to Hulu states, “Dan Chase 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.”
Catch up on the previous episodes of The Old Man Season 1 while you wait for more The Old Man Season 2 updates.