Netflix announced it has picked up the untitled Arnold Schwarzenegger spy project to series, a scripted global spy adventure that marks Schwarzenegger’s first television project and hails from Skydance Television and Nick Santora.
The series stars Schwarzenegger (Terminator franchise) and Monica Barbaro (Top Gun: Maverick, Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas), with Arnold executive producing as well.
The description for the show, which consists of eight 60-minute episodes, offers: When a father and daughter learn that they’ve each secretly been working as CIA Operatives for years, they realize their entire relationship has been a lie and they truly don’t know one another at all. Forced to team up as partners, our series tackles universal family dynamics set against a global backdrop of spies, fantastic action and humor.
“Fans from all over the world have been asking me for a wild ride like this for years, and now they’re finally going to get it because of our great partners at Skydance and Netflix. I am beyond pumped to start work on the show with Nick and Monica and the whole team,” said Schwarzenegger in a statement.
Nick Santora (Jack Reacher; The Fugitive series) is the creator and showrunner, and created and developed the original idea as part of his overall deal with Skydance Television.
Executive Producers also include David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Bill Bost for Skydance.
Skydance Television also has a long-standing relationship with Schwarzenegger through films Terminator Genisys and Terminator: Dark Fate.
Monica Barbaro in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’