Arnold Schwarzenegger will star in and executive produce an upcoming Western series, Outrider, in development from Amazon.
Billed as an ‘event series’ it will follow a deputy in Oklahoma Indian Territory in the late 1800s, tasked by a notorious judge with apprehending a legendary outlaw in the wilderness. The deputy is forced to partner with a ruthless Federal Marshall (Schwarzenegger) to make sure justice is properly served. No word as yet on the other key role.
Should the project move forward, it would mark Schwarzenegger’s first regular role in a drama series, having previously hosted one season of The Celebrity Apprentice.
The creative team includes Trey Callaway (Jack Ryan, APB, Rush Hour, CSI: NY) and Mark Montgomery (Jack Ryan).