Arnold Schwarzenegger is “bringin’ it, baby!”
In the new show “FUBAR,” the Austrian-born actor and politician makes his scripted, live-action television debut.
Schwarzenegger, who plays CIA agent Luke Brunner, says the new show is reminiscent of one of his earlier films.
The 1994 film starred Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis as a spy who his family mistook for a salesman.
According to Netflix, the show revolves around “a CIA operative on the verge of retirement” who discovers a family secret. “Forced to return to the field for one last mission, the series explores universal family dynamics against a global backdrop of spies, action, and humor.”
Schwarzenegger says the new show “will kick your a— and make you laugh – and not just for two hours. You get an entire season. It’s been a pleasure to collaborate with Nick [Santora, showrunner], Skydance, and Netflix to provide my fans with exactly what they’ve been looking for.
“FUBAR’s” eight-episode season will premiere on Netflix on May 25. Each episode will be 60 minutes long.
In the trailer, Schwarzenegger drives around in a BMW sports car, fires guns, smokes a cigar, and says, “I’m back, baby,” a reference to his infamous “Terminator” line.
Monica Barbaro, who starred in “Top Gun: Maverick,” will play Arnold Schwarzenegger’s daughter in the show. Travis Van Winkle, Fortune Feimster, Andy Buckley, Jay Baruchel, Gabriel Luna, Fabiana Udenio, Milan Carter, and Barbara Eve Harris round out the cast.
The 75-year-old executive co-produces the show with Santora.
“I grew up watching Arnold Schwarzenegger films – I’d hit up my dad for a few bucks so I could race to the movies and see the biggest star in the world on the big screen,” Santora said in a statement.
“I’ve always admired Schwarzenegger’s ability to be funny while still kicking a—… that’s why I wanted “FUBAR” to be a hysterical, CIA-spy comedy mixed with heart-stopping action!”