“Governator” Schwarzenegger Developing Animated TV Show
Arnold Schwarzenegger is reviving his showbiz career with an animated television series that will be called “The Governator.”
The former California governor told Entertainment Weekly that he is developing the action-comedy cartoon series with “Spider-Man” comic co-creator Stan Lee and A Squared Entertainment. According to Schwarzenegger, he picked “Governator” as the name of his cartoon hero because he found the moniker “cool.” “When I ran for governor back in 2003 and I started hearing people talking about ‘the Governator,’ I thought the word was so cool,” he said. The 63-year-old actor said that “The Governator” is the combination of “the world of politics and the movie world,” both of which he has been a part of.
Lee, meanwhile, said the Governator will be largely based on the personal life of Schwarzenegger and his family. “We’re using all the personal elements of Arnold’s life. We’re using his wife [Maria Shriver]. We’re using his kids. We’re using the fact that he used to be governor.” “The Governator” is expected to start airing next year.