Arnold Schwarzenegger will hunt an outlaw on Amazon in Outrider
Would you buy Arnold Schwarzenegger as an Okie from Muskogee?
The series will center on the last days of Oklahoma's Indian Territory in the late 1800s, following a deputy and a ruthless federal marshal who team up to hunt a legendary outlaw after he disappears into the untamed wild plains of the Midwest.
Schwarzenegger will play the federal marshal, who — as is customary for his heavily-accented characters, regardless of the time period — immigrated to the US from Europe, apparently to pursue law enforcement.
The series comes from co-writers and producers Trey Callaway and Mark Montgomery, with Schwarzenegger also attached as a producer. Callaway's previous credits as producer include CSI: NY, APB, and The Messengers.
Assuming the show proceeds to series without incident, Outrider would be the first regular role in a scripted TV series for Schwarzenegger, whose path through Hollywood took him from bodybuilding straight to movie stardom. His most recent work as a performer includes a role in the contract killer comedy Killing Gunther and one season as host of NBC's The Celebrity Apprentice.