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Netflix Lands Arnold Schwarzenegger Spy Series


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Netflix has won rights to Arnold Schwarzenegger's first scripted TV series.

The streamer outbid several other outlets for a global spy adventure series from Skydance Television and creator Nick Santora. The untitled show will center on a father (Schwarzenegger) and daughter (Monica Barbaro). A script to series deal is still coming together, sources said.

The Terminator star and former California governor is also an executive producer of the show, which would mark his first regular role in a series.

Schwarzenegger has a standing relationship with Skydance, which produced the last two Terminator films, Genisys and Dark Fate. Santora (Amazon and Skydance's Jack Reacher, Quibi's Most Dangerous Game) has an overall deal at the independent studio.

News of the project first came to light in August, with Schwarzenegger attached before Skydance took the show out to potential buyers. Barbaro joined the cast soon after.

Barbaro recurred on ABC's Stumptown last season. Her credits also include the forthcoming Top Gun: Maverick, ABC's Splitting Up Together, Netflix's The Good Cop and NBC's Chicago Justice.

Santora will serve as showrunner and executive produce with Schwarzenegger and Skydance's David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Bill Bost. Carolyn Harris will oversee the project for the studio. Skydance also produces Grace and Frankie and Altered Carbon for Netflix.

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