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Arnold Schwarzenegger to star in Western series for Amazon

Schwarzenegger will play a federal marshal who immigrated to the U.S. from Europe, Deadline.com says.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to star in an Amazon streaming series, the Western “Outrider.”

Deadline.com said Tuesday that the film star and former California governor would play a federal marshal who immigrated to the United States from Europe as a child. Set in the late 1800s in Indian Territory — extant from 1834 to 1907 in part of what is now Oklahoma — the dark drama from Trey Callaway (Fox’s “APB,” CBS’ “CSI: NY”) and Mark Montgomery follows the marshal and a deputy as they seek a famed outlaw.

This would be the first TV-series role for Schwarzenegger, who appeared as a police lieutenant in the 2015 series finale of “Two and a Half Men” but has otherwise done virtually no television.

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