It’s not that Jeff Bridges has by no means executed motion earlier than. He’s the shock baddie within the first Iron Man (although he spent more often than not squirreled away inside a giant robotic), and he will get into shoot-‘em-up skirmishes in each the Coen brothers’ True Grit and Hell or Excessive Water. However what the beloved (and hopefully cancer-free) actor hasn’t executed is go full late interval Liam Neeson and begin enjoying an ass-kicking old-timer. And but that’s precisely what he’s doing within the trailer for FX’s The Previous Man.
Within the preview, Bridges — whose output during the last 20 years has erred in direction of laid-back, oft-grizzled, however normally chill — goes full AARP beserker because the aptly-named Dan Chase, a former CIA operative who rages again to life when an murderer tracks him down and tries, and fails, to take his life. Based mostly on the 2017 novel by Thomas Perry, it’s not a film however a type of restricted collection stretched out right into a collection, with, in fact, the potential of getting one other season, simply as what occurred to The White Lotus.
Additionally alongside for the experience is John Lithgow, enjoying an outdated colleague concerned within the try to nick Dan and expose his mysterious previous. The final Neeson actioner, Reminiscence, underperformed, however perhaps the small display is the place for growing older Boomers to observe individuals their age or thereabouts act sprier than they’re. Like perhaps the forthcoming Hell or Excessive Water TV present.
You’ll be able to watch the trailer within the video above. The Previous Man is ready to premiere on FX on June 16.