Original Series “The Old Man” Set To Premiere 28 September Exclusively On Disney+ In South Africa

Based on the Bestselling Novel of the Same Name, 
Explosive New Drama Series Stars Jeff Bridges, John Lithgow, Amy Brenneman, 
Alia Shawkat, E.J. Bonilla and Gbenga Akinnagb

THE OLD MAN — Pictured: Jeff Bridges as Dan Chase. CR: Kurt Iswarienko/FX

Today, Disney+ announced that Original series “The Old Man,” a riveting new drama starring Jeff Bridges, will launch exclusively on Disney+ on 28 September in South Africa. The series will premiere with the first two episodes of its seven-episode season. 

Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Thomas Perry, “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 directed the first two episodes. The series is produced by 20th Television in association with The Littlefield Company.

Disney+ is available for £7.99 per month and has something for everyone to stream. From exclusive movies and TV series spanning a wide range of genres, including action-adventure, Sci-Fi, and documentaries to critically acclaimed drama and comedy. All alongside award-winning titles from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and Star. Robust parental controls ensure that Disney+ remains a suitable viewing experience for everyone in the family. Subscribers can set access limits on mature content and create PIN-protected profiles alongside the already existing Kids Profiles to give parents and guardians peace of mind.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: twitter.com/andrewgerm_za Instagram: instagram.com/andrewgerm_za IMDb: www.imdb.com/name/nm5390453/

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