Arnold Schwarzenegger is turning to TV for his next act.
The body-builder, action-movie star, former California governor and scandalized husband of Maria Shriver has reportedly sold a concept for a one-hour drama series to Showtime, according to this story on the Hollywood Reporter Web site.
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For this series idea, Schwarzenegger, 65, is looking back to his heyday as an international body-building star in the 1970s. Titled “Pump,” the show will take place in that decade at a gym called Pump in Venice Beach, Calif., the southern California community that has long been a mecca of body-building.
The THR story describes the proposed show this way: “The project traces the origin of the present-day fitness industry and culture of body worship to a single 1,000-square-foot concrete room on Pacific Avenue: a gym called Pump.”
Schwarzenegger is one of the executive producers of the proposed show, which may or may not become a full-fledged series following the production of a pilot. However, if it does get the OK from Showtime for a full series, Schwarzenegger will make recurring appearances in the show, the story said.