Arnold Schwarzenegger is back, and this time, he’s trying to cement himself as a TV star. Netflix has shared the first trailer for FUBAR, a new action-comedy spy series that plants the 75-year-old action icon in the role of Luke Brunner, a veteran CIA operative who discovers that his daughter Emma, played by Monica Barbaro (Top Gun: Maverick), has also been undercover for years. Seemingly perfect for fans of True Lies, FUBAR will begin streaming exclusively via Netflix on May 25.
“FUBAR is, by far, the most surreal project of my career,” says showrunner and executive producer Nick Santora. “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!”
“Everywhere I go, people ask me when I’m going to do another big action comedy like True Lies,” says Schwarzenegger. “Well, here it is.”
“FUBAR will kick your ass and make you laugh –– and not just for two hours,” the Terminator star added. “You get a whole season.”
From a Netflix Tudum post:
Terminator, Governor, Mr. Universe… Arnold Schwarzenegger has held a lot of iconic titles in his legendary career, but there’s one bucket-list role you’d be surprised he hasn’t played: TV star.
Until now. Arnold’s back, baby, in his first-ever television project, FUBAR. Premiering globally May 25 on Netflix, the action-comedy spy series is exactly what his fans have been waiting for.
Schwarzenegger, who’s also executive producing, stars as Luke Brunner, a veteran CIA operative posing as a regular guy who discovers that his daughter Emma (Monica Barbaro) has also been undercover for years. When their assignments converge, it’s a high-stakes yet relatable father-daughter clash that complicates not just a dangerous global mission but also their already complicated family dynamic.