In 2020, Arnold Schwarzenegger announced that he would be starring in his first-ever scripted television series. Initially named Utap, the series has also been referred to as FUBAR, with the actual title not being revealed yet. Besides being his first-ever television series project, this will also mark the beginning of a hopefully fruitful collaboration between him and Netflix.
While it is an espionage action thriller based on his 1994 film True Lies, Schwarzenegger has never been seen in a television series before and the news shocked and delighted fans at the same time.
For his nearly five-decade-long career, this veteran epitome of Hercules has always been a major name in films but never in shows. When asked about the project, Schwarzenegger had said, “I’m always interested in ding different things.”
Schwarzenegger will be teaming up with Skydance studios for the role; they have previously collaborated on Terminator: Genisys and Terminator: Dark Fate.
Here is everything we know about the Arnold Schwarzenegger series:
Everything we know about the Arnold Schwarzenegger Netflix series
Who is producing the Arnold Schwarzenegger series Utap / FUBAR on Netflix?
Utap / FUBAR was being produced by Skydance Televisions and Blackjack Films Inc. However, Netflix has managed to acquire the film, marking yet another fruitful collaboration with Skydance after Charlize Theron’s The Old Ground and 6 Underground by Michael Bay. the studio has also produced Altered Carbon and Grace and Frankie.
The series is written and created by Nick Santora who is also the executive producer. Santora is best known for Prison Break, Scorpion, Lie to Me, Breakout Kings etc.
The other executive producers include Schwarzenegger, Bill Bost, Dana Goldberg and David Ellison.
One of the directors of the series has been revealed as Phil Abraham, well-known for his multiple Emmy nominations and wins for titles like The Sopranos, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Sons of Anarchy, The Walking Dead etc.
Who are the cast members of the Arnold Schwarzenegger series Utap / FUBAR ?
The highly anticipated Netflix series has a pretty interesting lineup. It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger in the lead alongside Monica Barbaro; they will be seen as a father-daughter duo.
Best known for films like The Terminator, Predator and Conan, Schwarzenegger will be seen as Luke Brunner who has been described as an adorable and old tough nut while Barbaro, who will soon be seen in Top Gun: Maverick with Tom Cruise, will be playing his “eldest and most perfect daughter” Emma.
Jay Baruchel will be seen as Carter Perlmutter, an elementary school teacher and unsuspecting boyfriend of Emma, while Fabiana Udenio will play Scharwzenegger’s ex-wife.
Travis Van Winkle will be seen as a witty CIA officer, Milan Carter as Brunner’s ex-CIA partner and Gabriel Luna as Boro, the main antagonist of the first season.
The other cast members include Fortune Feimster, Devon Bostick, Andy Buckley and Scott Thompson.
How many episodes will the Arnold Schwarzenegger series Utap / FUBAR have?
The series is set to have eight episodes.
What is the plot for the Arnold Schwarzenegger series Utap / FUBAR ?
Based on the 1994 film True Lies which starred Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Bill Paxton, Tom Arnold etc., the series has been described as a “global spy adventure”, revolving around a father-daughter duo who have been working as CIA operatives for years while trying to conceal the secret from each other.
While their relationship is based on a lie, they are forced to work together as partners and face various explosive problems, in form of dangerous villains and changing interpersonal dynamics.
Has Arnold Schwarzenegger series Utap / FUBAR begun production?
The series has completed pre-production at the beginning of May and has begun filming in Toronto, Canada, on May 2nd, 2022. Filming will most likely run through till August 25th, 2022.
What is a tentative release date for the Arnold Schwarzenegger series Utap / FUBAR ?
Since the series has just begun filming, it is safe to assume that it will release on Netflix sometime around mid-2023.