Samuel L. Jackson may be coming to TV for the first time as the lead in “Old Man,” a new drama series which is currently being pitched to basic and pay cable networks and streaming platforms including FX, TNT, HBO, Showtime, Netflix, Hulu and Amazon.
Multiple offers are reportedly on the table for this adaptation of Thomas Perry’s novel “The Old Man” about widower Dan Chase (Jackson), a Vermont retiree with a dark secret.
Chase was a young army intelligence hotshot in a botched operation in Libya thirty-five years ago and went on the run. Years later, he finds himself again in the crosshairs.
Fox 21 TV Studios is producing the series which is the creation of “Black Sails” and “Jericho” co-creator Jonathan E. Steinberg and “A Handmaid’s Tale” and “Fargo” executive producer Warren Littlefield. Both will executive produce along with Jackson and Dan Shotz.