9:43am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Arnold Schwarzenegger to Star in Amazon Western Series
Arnold Schwarzenegger could be putting a TV series in his Amazon shopping cart.
The former California governor and Terminator star is attached to star and exec produce Outrider, a Western event series in development at Amazon Studios.
Co-written and exec produced by CSI: NY's Trey Calloway and Mark Montgomery, Outrider is a mystery set in the late 1800s in Oklahoma's Indian Territory. Mace Neufeld is also attached as an EP.
The drama revolves around a deputy who, under orders from a brutal judge, must catch a legendary outlaw in the wilderness while also partnering with a ruthless federal marshal to make sure that justice is properly served. Schwarzenegger will star as the federal marshal who immigrated from Europe to the U.S. as a kid.
For Schwarzenegger, should the deal for Outrider close, it would be his first TV series regular star. His previous credits include hosting what likely is the final season of NBC's Celebrity Apprentice.
For Amazon, Outrider comes as the streamer is in the midst of a search for a new executive to replace Roy Price, who was ousted following sexual harassment allegations. The streamer, under a mandate from Jeff Bezos, is focusing on genre programming a la Game of Thrones. To that end, Amazon greenlit a Lord of the Rings TV series and is now in development on Conan the Barbarian.
Deadline first reported Outrider.