Amazon has lassoed Arnold Schwarzenegger to star in and executive-produce Outrider, a Western event series that is being co-written by EPs Trey Callaway (Revolution, CSI: NY) and Mark Montgomery.
As described by our sister site Deadline, Outrider is a mystery set in the Oklahoma Indian Territory in the late 1800s, following a deputy who partners with a ruthless Federal Marshal to apprehend a legendary outlaw in the wilderness. Schwarzenegger would play the Marshall, who emigrated to the U.S. from Europe.
Interestingly, this news comes a day after word broke that Amazon was developing a TV adaptation of Conan the Barbarian, which Arnold of course famously starred in on the big screen once upon a time.
Outrider would mark the first major television acting role for Schwarzenegger, who a year ago was in the midst of a one-and-done run hosting NBC’s The New Celebrity Apprentice.