Talk about a new spin on the James Cameron classic True Lies has been around for decades, but it appears the material is being revived at an unlikely home. We learned in 2017 that a planned sequel to the 1994 action-comedy was being scrapped in favor of a TV series adaptation executive produced by Cameron and directed by McG (Charlie’s Angels). And today, while appearing on Collider Live to discuss his upcoming Netflix film Rim of the World, McG revealed the TV show is now in the works at Disney+:
“Well right now my new thing for television is I’m doing True Lies at Disney+. Which is exciting. I’m writing that one, which is very exciting, because I’m so passionate about that story where you think you know your partner but you don’t.”
This makes sense, as the first iteration of the TV project was set up through 20th Century Fox, which Disney just acquired. We still don’t know precisely what to expect content-wise from Disney+ beyond kid-centric TV series, Marvel live-action shows like Loki, and the Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian, but this is a curious addition to that lineup and may give us a slight hint as to the tone of this True Lies show. Keep in mind a planned High Fidelity TV series starring Zoe Kravitz was moved from Disney+ to Hulu (which Disney now also owns) for content reasons.
As for what the True Lies TV show will entail, McG says he’ll be spending the summer writing it, but the door is open for Arnold Schwarzenegger to be involved in some capacity:
“There’s talk of that. It’s largely rebooted but there may be a spot there, we’ll see.”
This one may still be a ways off as Disney+ hasn’t yet announced it, but it’s certainly a curious home for the True Lies TV series. See what McG had to say about the show in the clip below.