FUBAR arnold schwarznegger tv series netflix may 2023

First announced in 2020, Arnold Schwarzenegger will star in his first scripted TV series FUBAR, a sequel to the 1994 film True Lies. Coming to Netflix in May 2023, this is all we know so far about FUBAR.

As reported by Deadline, the competition was strong for the project, but ultimately Netflix won the bidding war. The news is incredibly exciting as Schwarzenegger has had very little television experience and has never starred in a major role on a series. For more than five decades, the Austrian herculean has starred in dozens of movies, but his first steps toward a major TV role will be on Netflix.

Schwarzenegger’s casting as the series’ lead continues his relationship with Skydance, as he previously reprized his role as the T-800 in Terminator: Genesis and Terminator: Dark Fate.

8 episodes will make up the first season.


Who’s behind utap / fubar on netflix?

Skydance Television and Blackjack Films Inc. are the two main production companies behind the new series.

The acquisition of utap It also continues the fruitful relationship between Netflix and Skydance. In 2020, the studio worked together with Denver and Delilah Productions to produce the old guardand with Bay Films in one of Netflix’s most expensive productions to date with 6 underground. The study has also produced grace and frankie and the science fiction series altered carbon.

Nick Santora is the creator, executive producer and writer of the series. He is best known for his work on popular series like Scorpion, breakout kings, Lie to Meand Prison Break.

Santora, through her production company Blackjack Films, is also working on the biopic. dog gone Starring Rob Lowe.

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Nick Santora – Image: Getty Images

Bill Bost, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Arnold Schwarzenegger are listed as executive producers.

We have also learned that paul abraham is on board to direct episodes in the new series. The multiple Emmy Award-winning and nominated director has been involved in projects like mad Men, The sopranos, breaking bad, Sons of Anarchy, and The Walking Dead.

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Phil Abraham – Image: IMDb


When is the FUBAR Netflix release date?

Thanks to the release of the trailer we can confirm that FUBAR will be released on Thursday, May 25, 2023!


What is the plot of FUBAR?

The series is based on True Lies, the 1994 action/comedy film in which Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared alongside Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton, Art Malik, and Tia Carrere. The series is described as a «global spy adventure».

A father and daughter have been working as CIA agents for years, but each kept their involvement in the CIA hidden from the other, resulting in their entire relationship being one gigantic lie. Learning of each other’s involvement in the CIA, the pair are forced to work together as partners, and against the backdrop of explosive action and espionage, they learn who they really are.

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FUBAR – Image. Netflix

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FUBAR – Image. Netflix


Who are the cast members of FUBAR?

Announced very early, we still only have Arnold Schwarzenegger and actress Monica Barbaro as the only two cast members. The couple will portray a father-daughter dynamic.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Monica Barbaro

Schwarzenegger, best known for his roles in the terminator, Conan and Predator, He will play Luke Brunner, who is described as a strong, gruff and lovable curmudgeon.

Speaking at the Arnold Sports Festival, Schwarzenegger he said on the news that he would soon be flying to Vancouver and filming his first scripted series: «I’m always interested in doing different things.»

Barbaro is flying high right now after his role in Top Gun: Maverick. She will play the role of Emma in this Netflix series and will be described as the «oldest and most perfect daughter». The actress will also appear in the upcoming animated prequel. Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas.

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Cast grid for Utap on Netflix

Rounding out the cast includes (listed in order of appearance in the grid above LR):

  • jay baruchel as Carter Perlmutter – Prepared to be Emma’s sweet, unsuspecting boyfriend. He works as a primary school teacher.
  • Travis Van Winkle as Aldon, a wise CIA officer.
  • Fabiana Udenio as Tally, the ex-wife of Schwarzenegger’s character.
  • scott thompson as Dr. Louis Pfeffer
  • Devon Bostick like Oscar
  • andy buckle like donnie

In another part of the cast, we will see milan carter like Barry, who has worked as a CIA officer alongside Brunner for 20 years. Fortune Feimster will play Roo, another CIA officer. gabriel luna will play Boro, the main villain of season 1.

you can see the full cast list here and we’ll drop more hints about the characters in the future.

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FUBAR – Image. Netflix

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FUBAR – Image. Netflix

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FUBAR – Image. Netflix


What is the production status of FUBAR?

Thanks to ProductionWeekly, we know that as of January 2022, the series entered pre-production. Pre-production is scheduled to end in early May.

Filming will then take place in Toronto, Canada. According to production listings seen by What’s on Netflix, it is scheduled to begin filming on May 2, 2022 and was originally scheduled to run until August 25, 2022.

Photographer Sean O’Neill managed to capture some behind the scenes of Arnold Schwarzenegger on set. With permission, we’ve incorporated several of them below, and you can see the full range on his Patreon.

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Various behind the scenes images of Utap – Images: Seansmovies

You can also check out other stills and videos from the production from keen production watchers below:

Filming concluded at the end of September 2022 and on September 26, Fortune Feimster publishedsaying:

«That’s a wrap! I spent the last 5 months in Toronto filming this great and fun action show, Fubar, with one of the best, Arnold Schwarzenegger. We had one of the best crews I’ve ever worked with. Amazing experience at overall and I can’t wait for people to see it on Netflix.»

Arnold responded, “It was great working with you!”

Fabiana Udenio on Instagram posted:

«And after an amazing summer filming FUBAR, the new Netflix series starring Arnold Schwarzenegger @schwarzenegger and the most amazing cast and crew, I finally get to see something while doing ADR… FUBAR is very proud.»


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