Our first look at the upcoming action-comedy series, which is actually his first-ever show as a lead actor, features Schwarzenegger back in action. “Everywhere I go, people ask me when I’m going to do another big action comedy like True Lies. Well, here it is,” said Schwarzenegger in a statement, per Variety. “Fubar will kick your ass and make you laugh — and not just for two hours. You get a whole season.”
The show will feature the former bodybuilder and action movie legend opposite Monica Barbaro, Jay Baruchel, Fortune Feimster, Travis Van Winkle, and Milan Carter among others. He also serves as executive producer on the project alongside its creator Nick Santora, who previously served as a writer on The Sopranos, Prison break, and Reacher.
“The thing I always marveled at was how Schwarzenegger could be funny while still kicking ass,” said Santora of the series, which debuts on Netflix May 25. “That’s why I wanted Fubar to be a hysterical, CIA-spy comedy mixed with heart-stopping action! And it is all that—and more.”
Fubar promises to follow a father and daughter as they discover they’ve been hiding their roles as CIA operatives from one another.
Outside of a few guest roles and appearances as himself, Arnie has mostly avoided TV roles throughout his career. He’s been showing up in a small number of movies over the past decade following an acting hiatus during his time as the governor of California from 2003 to 2011.
Watch the Fubar teaser up top.