Great news for Western fans and anyone who ever thought it’d be funny to see the Terminator wearing a cowboy hat. Deadline reports that Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to executive-produce and star in the new show Outrider, an Oklahoma-set western being developed by Amazon.
Taking place in the 1800s, the series will reportedly follow a deputy “tasked by a notoriously brutal judge with apprehending a legendary outlaw in the wilderness.” Schwarzenegger — in his first small-screen role, unless you count a single season of Celebrity Apprentice — will play a “ruthless Federal Marshal” who emigrated from Europe the United States, presumably to explain why an Oklahoman Federal Marshal has an Austrian accent.
No word yet on who will play the deputy or the judge. But one thing that’s clear is that Schwarzenegger can still play a badass with the best of them. The 70-year-old former governor constantly takes to social media to prove he still has the guns that rocketed him to fitness fame and action movie history.
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Strangely enough, Amazon is also currently developing a series based on Conan The Barbarian, the muscular meathead warrior that Schwarzenegger brought to the silver screen across two movies in the 1980’s. Sadly, the star is not involved with the TV remake, so anyone nostalgic for Arnold’s glory days will have to settle for Calum von Moger’s portrayal in the upcoming bodybuilding biopic, Bigger.
By Vinnie Mancuso