Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in action! Netflix has unveiled the official teaser and first-look photos of Fubar, the legendary actor’s first-ever television series, which looks like the perfect blend of action, comedy, and thrills.
Fubar follows the story of a father-daughter duo who have both kept a secret from each other to protect their identity as CIA operatives. Along with the teaser, Netflix has also announced the release date of the series.
Netflix Drops Fubar Teaser, Announces Release Date
The short teaser shows Schwarzenegger at his best as he lights a cigar and walks away from a dumpster fire. The clip does not give away much about the show, but it does take a comedic turn by the end. Fubar is all set to premiere on May 25 and will feature eight one-hour-long episodes.
Talking about the series, Schwarzenegger, 75, said in his personal newsletter: “Everywhere I go, people ask me when I’m going to do another big action comedy like True Lies. Well, here it is. Fubar will kick your ass and make you laugh – and not just for two hours.”
“You get a whole season. It’s been a joy to work with Nick, Skydance, and Netflix to give my fans exactly what they’ve been waiting for,” he added. Meanwhile, the first-look photos show a few glimpses from the series.
Showrunner Describes Fubar as ‘CIA-Spy Comedy Mixed with Heart-Stopping Action’
The series has been created by Reacher creator Nick Santora, who also serves as showrunner and executive producer. Opening up about the project in a statement, he said, “Fubar is, by far, the most surreal project of my career. I grew up watching Arnold Schwarzenegger films”
“I’d hit my dad up for a few bucks so I could race to the movies and see the biggest star in the world on the big screen. So creating the first scripted television project for Arnold is unbelievably exciting for me.”
“The thing I always marveled at was how Schwarzenegger could be funny while still kicking ass. That’s why I wanted Fubar to be a hysterical, CIA-spy comedy mixed with heart-stopping action! And it is all that – and more. I’d love to elaborate with more details, but, sorry, it’s classified,” he added.
Arnold Schwarzenegger also Serves as Executive Producer of the Project
Apart from starring in the series, the Terminator star is also executive producing the project. The rest of the cast includes Monica Barbaro, Jay Baruchel, Fortune Feimster, Milan Carter, Travis Van Winkle, Gabriel Luna, Andy Buckley, Aparna Brielle, Barbara Eve Harris, and Fabiana Udenio.
The official synopsis of the show reads, “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, the series tackles universal family dynamics set against a global backdrop of spies, action and humor.”
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