Arnold Schwarzenegger To Star In The Western Series ‘Outrider’ For Amazon

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Amazon is in the Arnold business, and business is good.

Shortly after learning that Amazon Video is developing a series based on Conan the Barbarian, whom Arnold Schwarzenegger played in an entertaining ’80a movie (and its less entertaining sequel), it was announced that the streaming service is circling the Terminator to star in Outrider. The 1880s-set “Western event series” is about a deputy who “must catch a legendary outlaw in the wilderness while also partnering with a ruthless federal marshal to make sure that justice is properly served,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Schwarzenegger will play the accented marshall who “who immigrated from Europe to the U.S. as a kid.”

Outrider would be Schwarzenegger’s first starring role in a TV show (hosting The Celebrity Apprentice doesn’t count, except as a way to become president), but it wouldn’t be his first Western. Obviously, I’m referring to The Villain. Wait, why am I seeing “obviously”? The Villain came out in 1979, five years before The Terminator, and unless you’re a Hal Needham completist or because you want to see Schwarzenegger play a character named “The Handsome Stranger” in a Western-comedy, there’s little reason to have seen the film.

Although! Arnold did get to wear this adorable outfit.

Give the people what they want, Amazon: Arnold in a cowboy costume.

(Via The Hollywood Reporter)