After a number of setbacks, US TV thriller series The Old Man finally comes screeching to our screens, promising a full-throttle, edge-of-your-seat experience about an ex-CIA operative on the run from his murky past. Starring the inimitable Jeff Bridges, Amy Brenneman, and multi-award winner John Lithgow, we’ll explain below how to watch The Old Man online, wherever you are in the world.
Developed for TV by co-creators Jonathan E. Steinberg and Robert Levine, The Old Man is adapted from Thomas Perry’s bestselling 2017 novel of the same name, with Bridges starring as the grizzled ex-CIA agent Dan Chase whose identity is rumbled after a hitman comes calling.
Chase is soon contacted by former FBI acquaintance Harold Harper (Lithgow), who provides him with an ultimatum to keep their dark deeds a secret: vanish immediately and never contact his family again, otherwise his daughter Emily will find herself in danger. As a result, Chase finds himself hunted from all quarters, especially following the eruption of a 30 year old grudge with Afghan leader Faraz Hamzad.
Acting heavyweights Bridges and Lithgow give incredible performances, in addition to Search Party’s Alia Shawkar as Harper’s FBI protégé and E.J. Bonilla (Unforgettable) as CIA Special Agent Raymond Waters. Tensely scripted and more brooding than John Wick, here's how to watch The Old Man online now with Hulu in the US and Disney Plus elsewhere.
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The Old Man release date and episode times
You can watch The Old Man on FX from Thursday, June 16, or next day on Hulu in the US. The series is made up of seven episodes in total.
Full The Old Man release date and episode guide:
- Episode 1: Thursday, June 16 on FX 10pm ET/PT / Friday, June 17 on Hulu
- Episode 2: Thursday, June 16 on FX 11pm ET/PT / Friday, June 17 on Hulu
- Episode 3: Thursday, June 23 on FX 10pm ET/PT / Friday, June 24 on Hulu
- Episode 4: Thursday, June 30 on FX 10pm ET/PT / Friday, July 1 on Hulu
- Episode 5: Thursday, July 7 on FX 10pm ET/PT / Friday, July 8 on Hulu
- Episode 6: Thursday, July 14 on FX 10pm ET/PT / Friday, July 15 on Hulu
- Episode 7: Thursday, July 21 on FX 10pm ET/PT / Friday, July 22 on Hulu
How to watch The Old Man FREE on Hulu in the US
You can watch The Old Man through linear TV via the FX channel, or with an IPTV service that includes it, like Sling TV's Blue package, from Thursday, June 16 at 10pm ET/PT with two back-to-back episodes. Episodes will then air weekly until the series finale on July 21.
Note that if you’ve got a cable subscription but want to stream the show through a mobile device, just go to FX Now and enter your login provider details.
The new FX show will be available on Hulu too, beginning from Friday, June 17 and with episodes available to stream from 3.01am ET / 12.01am PT.
Watch The Old Man online with the Disney Plus bundle
Of course, you can watch Hulu on nearly anything, with the Hulu app available for: Android and iOS devices, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Echo Show and Fire TV devices, select smart TVs and Android TVs, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, Mac, PC and Roku streamers.
How to watch The Old Man online in Canada
If you want to see Jeff Bridges kick butt up north, you’ll need a cable subscription that includes the FX channel.
Like in the US, the first two episodes are being broadcast back-to-back on Thursday, June 16 at 10pm ET/PT, with subsequent episodes airing at the same time each week.
You can also watch FX shows online on-demand with FX Now, which comes at no extra cost. All you need to do is login with your cable provide details.
How to watch The Old Man online in Australia
The Old Man will eventually come to Disney Plus via the Star entertainment hub in Australia – but not until Wednesday, July 13, roughly a month after its US release.
You can get a subscription to Disney Plus for $11.99 AUD a month in Australia. But you’ll save over 15% if you chose an annual subscription and pay the one-off cost of $119.99 AUD.
How to watch The Old Man online in the UK
We know that Disney Plus will be the streaming home of The Old Man in the UK. We just don’t have a release date yet for when Brits will get their hit of high-octane Jeff Bridges action.
With a date set for Australia and New Zealand, we’d anticipate it wouldn't be much after mid-July when the show drops across the Atlantic.
The Disney Plus price starts from £7.99 per month in the UK (or £79.90 for an annual subscription), and plays host to a massive library of family entertainment, including almost the entire Disney, Star Wars and Marvel cinematic library and spin offs, plus more adult fare with Star (Die Hard, the Alien films) and National Geographic content.
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Daniel Pateman is a freelance writer, producing articles across the cultural spectrum for magazines like Aesthetica, Photomonitor, The Brooklyn Rail and This is Tomorrow. He also provides text-writing services to individual curators and artists worldwide, and has had work published internationally. His favourite film genre is horror (bring on Scream 5!) and he never tires of listening to Absolute 80s on the radio.