A series adaptation of James Cameron’s action classic “True Lies” has been in the works for some time. The format has now been given the green light – and there is already a first picture of the successors to Schwarzenegger and Curtis.
It was the first film in cinema history, the production of which cost more than 100 million dollars – and is still celebrated by many film fans as one of the greatest action classics of all time: Yes, in “True Lies” blockbuster special James Cameron (” terminators”, “Titanic”, “Avatar”) an incredibly varied and even almost three decades later still extremely entertaining action fireworks of superlatives, the likes of which have only rarely been seen since then. Can the series adaptation even keep up halfway here? Well, that remains to be seen. But it’s coming – and soon!
Good, The “True Lies” series does not yet have an official start date, but CBS has now commissioned a season. And not only that: the shooting is already underway and so there is already a first picture of the leading actor duo who follow in the footsteps of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis: Steve Howey and Ginger Gonzaga.
What awaits you in “True Lies”
Like the 1994 cult classic, the series tells the story of Helen and Harry. While Helen leads an unfulfilled life as a wife and desperately searches for ways and means to escape her monotonous everyday routine, her husband Harry earns his bread and butter as an IT specialist – or at least he lets his better half and the rest of the world think so. In truth, however, he is a secret agent who risks his life day in and day out to make the world a safer place. But then one day Helen learns the truth about his job – and before she knows it, she’s fighting at his side herself.
While it remains to be seen what the series adaptation will do in terms of action, it is to be hoped above all that the cast will harmonize even remotely as well as Schwarzenegger and Curtis once did – but at that time they were already huge stars, who alone with could take over every scene with their presence. Howey and Gonzaga have to copy that first…
These are the new “True Lies” stars
Steve Howey is best known for playing Kev Ball on the hit series “Shameless“, which he played from 2011 to 2021. He also appeared in over 100 episodes of the sitcom “Reba” as a clumsy son-in-law. In addition to guest roles in other TV formats such as “Sons Of Anarchy”, “New Girl” and “Dead To Me”, he has also appeared in isolated films – for example in the wedding comedy “Bride Wars” and in Corey Yuen’s martial arts -Actioner “DOA – Dead Or Alive”.
Marvel fans, on the other hand, can keep an eye on Ginger Gonzaga. The actress, previously best known for her role in the comedy series Togetherness, is working on another series alongside True Lies that will soon make her part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU): She-Hulk ‘ we will see her alongside Tatiana Maslany, Mark Ruffalo and Jameela Jamil, among others.