Arnold Schwarzenegger Is Set to Star in a Western TV Series

arnold the cowboy

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The 70-year-old still has the guns to play the part

Great news today for Western fans and anyone who ever thought it’d be funny to see the Terminator wearing a cowboy hat. Deadline reports that Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to executive-produce and star in Outrider, an Oklahoma-set western being developed by Amazon.

Taking place in the 1800s, the series will reportedly follow a deputy “tasked by a notoriously brutal judge with apprehending a legendary outlaw in the wilderness.” Schwarzenegger — in his first small-screen role, unless you count a single season of Celebrity Apprentice — will play a “ruthless Federal Marshal” who emigrated from Europe the United States, presumably to explain why an Oklahoman Federal Marshal has an Austrian accent.

No word yet on who will play the deputy (although we know someone who already has the boots) or the judge. But one thing that’s clear is that Schwarzenegger can still play a badass with the best of them. The 70-year-old former governor constantly takes to social media to prove he still has the guns that rocketed him to fitness fame and action movie history.

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