True Lies finally has a home. The CBS network has ordered the new action series which is based on the 1994 James Cameron film starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The TV show will star Steve Howey and Ginger Gonzaga (above), as well as Erica Hernandez, Omar Miller, Mike O’Gorman, Annabella Didion, and Lucas Jaye.
The logline reads: “Shocked to discover that her bland and unremarkable computer consultant husband is a skilled international spy, an unfulfilled suburban housewife is propelled into a life of danger and adventure when she’s recruited to work alongside him to save the world as they try to revitalize their passionless marriage.”
The series comes from McG, and it has been in the works for six years, per Deadline. The following was revealed about the pick up of the project by CBS:
Bringing True Lies to television has been a longtime passion for McG. He started pursuing the idea in 2016, shortly after he signed an overall deal with 20th TV, whose sister feature studio produced the movie. The following year, a TV series reboot with Marc Guggenheim as a writer sold to Fox with a put pilot commitment. It did not go beyond the script stage but McG continued his efforts. In a 2019 interview, he indicated that a True Lies TV series could still happen, possibly at Disney+.
A year later, McG was tapped as director and executive producer of 20th TV’s series reboot of another popular movie, Turner & Hooch, for Disney+, created and executive produced by Nix. The two hit it off and partnered on True Lies. Their pitch landed at CBS in fall 2020 and the project was picked up to pilot in early 2021. Then, in what often is considered a death knell for a pilot, True Lies was pushed.
A premiere date for the True Lies reboot will be set later.
What do you think? Are you excited to see True Lies on CBS next season?
This is going to be tough to pull off. The use of actors that I am unaware of is a good thing as there is no expectation of how they are likely to portray the classic originals.
Why do they cancel the good shows and bring in crap? Magnum PI cancellation should not have happened. So why did it happen? Ratings were up. Hawaiian based shows just don’t last. NCIS Hawaii is probably next.
So they get rid of the Magum pi reboot which is really good for this piece of crap. The movie was phenomenal the TV show is going to suck. Disappointed in you CBS. Last year NCIS Hew Orleans now this!
Well I like Steve Howey because he was Van from Reba. McG? Oh brother. I can’t get True Lies on Blu-ray because James Cameron wants to make 1000 Avatar movies but I can get a TV show based on it that won’t even live up to how good the movie is? And it’ll be on CBS? They just canceled the
Well I like Steve Howey because he was Van from Reba. McG? Oh brother. I can’t get True Lies on Blu-ray because James Cameron wants to make 1000 Avatar movies but I can get a TV show based on it that won’t even live up to how good the movie is? And it’ll be on CBS? They just canceled the Magnum PI reboot. And then they order this. Jamie Lee Curtis hung outside of a helicopter herself in that movie. No stunt double or nothing. She said she wanted to do it and she did it because it was her… Read more »
Try Amazon. They show it in stock.
Those are just decent quality spanish bootlegs, there has never been an official blu-ray release for True Lies or The Abyss, they were both remastered many years ago and even released on streaming services here and there but Cameron never had time to oversee and approve a finished official home release for people to buy.