Despite all logic and evidence to the contrary, former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is serious about his new cartoon show, based on a joke nickname for his political career. The Governator, developed by Stan Lee and Andy Heyward, has a trailer, above, and a lot of wish fulfillment for Ahnuld.
“In a heroic TV show, you can make it happen. We can all live out our fantasies. So the idea is that this Governor, after he retires, says, ‘With all that I have learned in my life about sport and camaraderie and discipline and stunts, now I’m going to do all the things that when I was in office I was not able to do.”
With an array of eco-friendly gadgets and a squadron of teenage technogeeks by his side, the Governator is a testament to the fact that hard work, solid values, and super disguising bubble-gum that can transform you into someone else are tools enough to crush even the most villainous bad guy into a handful of dust.
Arnold was recently shopping the show around at MIPtv, the international TV right fest in Cannes, so it’s not entirely clear when we’ll actually be able to catch each thrilling episode.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.