Report: ‘True Lies’ Series Headed to Disney+, Schwarzenegger May Appear

Back in 2017, producer Marc Guggenheim had plans to reboot the 1994 True Lies film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis as a tv series. Seemed like a not-terrible idea, the concept of a spy and his wife getting tangled up in various shenanigans wouldn’t be totally outside of the realm of possibly entertaining tv fare.

Report: 'True Lies' Series Headed to Disney+, Schwarzenegger May Appear

That was kind of the last we heard about it, until a report just now from our friends over at Collider. They were speaking with director McG (the new Charlie’s Angels, Netflix’s Rim of the World) about his upcoming feature film for Netflix, and he let the news drop that the True Lies tv series is heading to an unlikely home- Disney+.

“Well right now my new thing for television is I’m doing True Lies at Disney+. Which is exciting. I’m writing that one, which is very exciting, because I’m so passionate about that story where you think you know your partner but you don’t,” McG said.

We could honestly see the series, if it goes the more ‘adult’ route, ending up on Disney-controlled Hulu, or FX, as Bob Iger and co continually say that not-family-friendly Fox titles will be ushered to those two platforms.

Collider goes on to say that McG will be spending his summer vacation writing True Lies, AND that there is talk of Arnold Schwarzenegger possibly having “a spot”.

“There’s talk of that. It’s largely rebooted but there may be a spot there, we’ll see.”



We’ll of course let you know what we hear about this possible project.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

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