Entertainment TV Arnold Schwarzenegger to Make Scripted TV Debut with New Spy Adventure Series Ordered at Netflix The upcoming show's cast will also include Monica Barbaro By Dory Jackson Dory Jackson Instagram Twitter Website Dory Jackson is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE's digital TV team. While at the brand, she's had the opportunity to interview a long list of celebrities, from Kate Hudson to Pierce Brosnan to Billy Porter. She also recaps popular TV shows like The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules.The New York-based Maryland native graduated from Randolph-Macon College in May 2016 with a focus in Communication Studies and Journalism. She came to PEOPLE in March 2021 after working at a number of major news companies, including Newsweek and Us Weekly. She also previously co-hosted a podcast called "Idol Nation." People Editorial Guidelines Published on May 19, 2021 05:36 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos Arnold Schwarzenegger. Photo: Dave J Hogan/Getty Arnold Schwarzenegger is officially heading to the small screen with a new spy adventure series. Netflix announced on Wednesday that it has picked up to series the untitled Schwarzenegger show. The hour-long, eight-episode, scripted show marks Schwarzenegger's first TV project. The actor, 73, will star opposite Monica Barbaro, who previously starred on UnREAL and will next appear in Tom Cruise's Top Gun: Maverick. According to a description from Netflix, the series follows a father (Schwarzenegger) and daughter (Barbaro) who discover that they've both been secretly working as CIA Operatives. Arnold Schwarzenegger Will Be Back on TV in Netflix Spy Series "They realize their entire relationship has been a lie and they truly don't know one another at all. Forced to team up as partners, our series tackles universal family dynamics set against a global backdrop of spies, fantastic action and humor," the summary reads. Schwarzenegger, who is an also an executive producer on the series, expressed his excitement about getting to work on the project. Theo Wargo/Getty Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. "Fans from all over the world have been asking me for a wild ride like this for years, and now they're finally going to get it because of our great partners at Skydance and Netflix," the Terminator star said in a statement. "I am beyond pumped to start work on the show with Nick and Monica and the whole team." From GLOW to The Society: All the Shows That Have Been Canceled Due to COVID-19 Nick Santora, who recently helmed The Fugitive series starring Kiefer Sutherland for Quibi, created and developed the concept for Schwarzenegger's new series as part of his overall deal with Skydance Television. The Schwarzenegger-led project was first announced last November. Deadline reported at the time that the "deal is still coming together" and "will head into development with a script-to-series commitment."