‘True Lies’ TV Show In The Works For Disney+ | TV News
Talk of a remake, sequel, or reboot of James Cameron‘s 1994 action film True Lies has been around for decades. It looks like something may finally be happening. Back in 2017, we learned that a planned sequel was being scrapped in favour of a TV adaptation. That adaptation is heading to Disney+.
Cameron is producing the series, while McG (Charlie’s Angels) is directing. McG, while promoting his upcoming Netflix film Rim Of The World, revealed the news to Collider: “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”.
The project was first set up at Fox, which Disney just acquired, so it makes sense to transition the series to somewhere with the potential for more profits. It’s still unclear exactly what content will end up on Disney+ outside of the MCU and Star Wars shows, and kid-centric TV. Disney has always been family focused, but to match the success of Netflix, they may have to broaden their horizons.
Perhaps that is the idea behind the True Lies series. If it’s anything like the film, it will be adult enough for older audiences, but still be an action-comedy that doesn’t push the envelope too far. But it’s worth noting that the High Fidelity TV series, set to star Zoe Kravitz, was moved from Disney+ to Hulu (which Disney also owns) for content reasons.
McG mentioned that the door is open for Arnold Schwarzenegger to be involved in some capacity. We’ll wait and see if that comes to fruition, or is just a pipe dream. Disney haven’t officially announced the series yet.