Arnold Schwarzenegger To Star In Western Series
Arnold Schwarzenegger will star in and executive produce an event series currently in the works at Amazon, according to a report of Deadline, confirmed later by Variety.
The series is a Western titled Outrider. It will follow a deputy in Oklahoma Indian Territory in the late 1800s. The deputy is tasked by a notorious judge with apprehending a legendary outlaw in the wilderness. To make sure justice is properly served, the deputy is forced to partner with a ruthless Federal Marshall (Schwarzenegger), who immigrated to the US from Europe as a child.
Should the project move forward, it would mark the first regular role in a television series for Arnold Schwarzenegger. He has previously appeared as himself on numerous television shows, and hosted one season of The New Celebrity Apprentice on NBC.
Trey Callaway and Mark Montgomery will write and executive produce, with Mace Neufeld also executive producing alongside Schwarzenegger. Callaway was most recently a writer and executive producer on Fox’s APB, and has previously worked on shows including Rush Hour, CSI: NY, and Mercy Point, the last of which he created. Neufeld is also an executive producer on the upcoming Amazon series Jack Ryan, which stars John Krasinski in the title role.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is repped by CAA and Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman. Callaway is repped by CAA, Rain Management Group, and Jackoway, Tyerman, Wertheimer, Austen, Mandelbaum, Morris & Klein.