Arnold Schwarzenegger to Star in Spy Series From Skydance TV

Arnold Schwarzenegger arrives for the Terminator: Dark Fate panel - Getty -H 2019
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Arnold Schwarzenegger is taking a shot at scripted TV.

The Terminator star and former California governor is set to play the lead role in and executive produce a spy series that's in development at Skydance Television. The project from Nick Santora (Scorpion, Quibi's Most Dangerous Game) is set to be taken to potential buyers soon.

The untitled project is a global spy adventure centering on a father, played by Schwarzenegger, and daughter. Should it go forward, the show would mark Schwarzenegger's first regular role in a series.

Skydance and Schwarzenegger have an established relationship, as the indie studio has produced the last two Terminator films, Genisys and Dark Fate. He'll next be seen in Kung Fury 2 and is attached to Triplets, a sequel to his 1988 movie Twins with Danny DeVito.

Santora has an overall deal at Skydance. The writer and producer will serve as showrunner on the studio's Jack Reacher series for Amazon and has two shows at Quibi: Most Dangerous Game (which has been renewed for a second run) and The Fugitive. His credits also include Prison Break and Law & Order.

Schwarzenegger is repped by UTA and attorney Patrick Knapp. Santora is repped by Gotham Group and attorney Patti C. Felker.

Deadline first reported the news.