Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Skydance spy series acquired by Netflix
After lining up his first major TV project at Skydance in late August and a heated bidding war of studios seeing dollar signs in the series, Netflix has acquired the in-development global spy thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger (Terminator: Dark Fate), according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The series not only marks his first starring role in a TV project, but also marks the latest partnership between Skydance Media and Schwarzenegger, with the David Ellison-founded production company having produced the last two Terminator films. The Golden Globe-winning actor is set to star in the series alongside Monica Barbaro, who recently worked with Skydance on the forthcoming Tom Cruise-starring Top Gun: Maverick, which is set to hit theaters on July 2, 2021.
Created by Nick Santora (Scorpion, The Fugitive), the hourlong series is described as a global spy adventure that will center around a father and daughter duo. The outlet notes that the studio has already started the preliminary casting for the daughter role.
Schwarzenegger is also set to executive produce along with Santora and Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Bill Bost. Carolyn Harris has also been tapped to oversee the series in behalf of the studio. The untitled project will be part of Santora’s overall deal with Skydance TV.
The untitled series will be Schwarzenegger’s latest collaboration with Skydance, who had produced the last two Terminator films: Genisys and Dark Fate. This also marks the 73-year-old action star’s first major TV project since making cameos on shows and TV films such as Two and a Half Men in 2015, Christmas in Connecticut in 1992, Tales from the Crypt in 1990 and The Streets of San Francisco in 1977.
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