On 4 April former action star Anrnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator, Conan the Barbarian) launched an animated series called The Governator at the MIPTV content market in Cannes, France.
According to The Guardian, the series is loosely based on Schwarzenegger’s recent political career as Governor of California. During his term in office he was tagged by the press as ‘the Governator’. In the series the post-governor lead character, Arnie, fights crime and natural disasters.
The project is a collaboration between Schwarzenegger, branded entertainment firm A Squared Entertainment, comic books publisher Archie Comics and POW! Entertainment – the company headed by former Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee.
Schwarzenegger revealed that The Governator is to spawn comic books, digital content and a 3D movie. He also plans to return in live action form to the big screen.