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Netflix Delivers Quick Season 2 Renewal For Arnold Schwarzenegger's 'FUBAR'

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By Jeffrey Harris on June 20, 2023 at 7:30 PM EDT

It looks like one famous action star will be back. Netflix has delivered a quick early renewal for the new action-comedy series, "FUBAR," starring Arnold Schwarzenegger ("The Terminator," "T2," "Predator," "Eraser," "True Lies," "Total Recall," "Conan the Barbarian," "Last Action Hero"). The streamer and Schwarzenegger himself announced the news over the weekend at Tudum: A Global Fan Event in Brazil.

The eight-episode first season debuted on May 25 on Netflix. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new series became Netflix's most-watched show the week it was released. Since the show's loss less than a month ago, it has reportedly amassed 219 million hours of worldwide viewing time.

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'FUBAR' Receives Early Renewal From Netflix

"FUBAR" is created by Nick Santora ("Reacher," "The Sopranos," "Prison Break"). Schwarzenneger, who also executive produces the series, will return in Season 2 as Luke Brunner for more laughs, shenanigans, and high jinks.

Season 2 will have to deal with the fallout from the end of the first season as Luke and his daughter, Emma (Monica Barbaro), will need to continue fighting off bad guys. Schwarzenegger said about their characters, "They’re in deep dog doo-doo, for sure. They’re in trouble." In the first season, Schwarzenegger's Luke Brunner is a top CIA agent who is about to retire from the field, when he's sent in on one last mission to save an asset and retrieve a WMD. He soon finds out that the endangered asset is his daughter Emma, who Luke had no idea was a secret agent.

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As Brunner, Schwarzenegger leads a team of undercover agents in the series. The show also stars Milan Carter as Barry, Fortune Feimster as Roo, and Travis Van Winkle ("Friday the 13th," "Transformers") as Aldon. Most of the season features them facing off against Gabriel Luna ("Marvel's Agents of SHIELD," "Terminator: Dark Fate") as the public enemy Boro.

Of course, the renewal has been announced in the middle of an ongoing labor dispute between the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). That means it could be a while until Season 2 can start production, potentially delaying a second season.

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Additionally, the AMPTP has until June 30 to sign a new contract with the actors' union, SAG-AFTRA. As noted by The Blast, a majority of eligible members voted overwhelmingly in favor of a strike authorization. That means SAG-AFTRA's National Board could potentially call for a strike as early as July 1 if a new contract with the AMPTP is not signed by the June 30 deadline. The WGA strike against the AMPTP is currently in its second month.


Another huge Netflix franchise that has already been affected by the WGA strike is "Stranger Things." Series creators the Duffer brothers announced last month that they are halting production on the show's fifth and final season until the strike issues are resolved.

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"FUBAR" also stars Aparna Brielle as Tina, Barbara Eve Harris as Dot, Fabiana Udenio as Luke's ex-wife Tally Brunner, and Jay Baruchel as Carter. The show is produced by Skydance Television with Santora, Schwarzenegger, Adam Higgs, Scott Sullivan, Holly Dale, Bill Post, David Ellison, and Dana Goldberg serving as executive producers.

The first season of "FUBAR" is available to stream now on Netflix. Season 2 will debut on the streaming service at a later date.

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