Arnold Schwarzenegger to Star in New Western Series on Amazon

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Former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "The 15:17 to Paris" at Warner Bros. Studios on February 5, 2018 in Burbank, California.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to star in and executive produce a new western series in development at Amazon tilted Outrider.

The drama, set during the late 1800s in the Oklahoma Indian Territory, will star Schwarzenegger as a ruthless federal marshal who immigrated to the U.S. from Europe as he accompanies a deputy who has been ordered by a judge to apprehend a legendary outlaw, Deadline reported.

Trey Callaway (APB, The Messengers, CSI: NY) is co-writing and executive producing with Mark Montgomery. Mace Neufeld, who works on Amazon's Jack Ryan series, is also executive producing.

Outrider will mark the first scripted series role for Schwarzenegger who last year appeared as a replacement for Donald Trump on NBC's The New Celebrity Apprentice.

By Wade Sheridan

Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.