Netflix's new TV series looks tailor-made for fans of classic action comedy movies 7 months ago

Netflix's new TV series looks tailor-made for fans of classic action comedy movies

Huge star: check. Explosive action: check. One-liners and shenanigans: check.

Netflix has unveiled a new trailer for FUBAR, its upcoming action series starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.


Standing for "f****d up beyond all recognition", the show centres on a father (Schwarzenegger) and a daughter (Top Gun: Maverick's Monica Barbaro) who discover that they have each secretly been working as CIA Operatives for years.

Realising that their entire relationship has been built on lies and that they truly do not know one another, the pair are forced to team up as partners on a dangerous mission, with Netflix promising that the series will tackle "universal family dynamics set against a global backdrop of spies, fantastic action and humor".

Bearing similarities in plot to the Schwarzenegger classic True Lies, FUBAR's action stars and buddy story - as well as the comedic tone and OTT set pieces on display in its latest trailer - suggest that the show will appeal to those yearning for the Golden Age of Hollywood action movies that was the '80s and '90s.

Alongside Barbaro and Schwarzenegger, the series stars Andy Buckley (The Office), Barbara Eve Harris (Prison Break), Fabiana Udenio (Austin Powers), Fortune Feimster (Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar), Gabriel Luna (The Last of Us), Jay Baruchel (This is the End) and Travis Van Winkle (You). Meanwhile, Nick Santora (Reacher, Scorpion) serves as showrunner and executive producer on the project.


Consisting of eight episodes, FUBAR will land on Netflix on 25 May. You can check out its latest trailer below.

Earlier in the week, JOE covered the teasers for the Stephen King horror movie adaptation The Boogeyman and HBO's already much discussed new series The Idol in separate articles.

Meanwhile, for more of the big trailer releases in the world of film and TV this week, see below.


Dead Shot

Starting with movies, this thriller centres around a retired Irish paramilitary (Colin Morgan) who witnesses the fatal shooting of his pregnant wife by an SAS officer (Aml Ameen). Escaping, he seeks revenge in '70s London.

Dead Shot premieres on Sky Cinema on 12 May.


Fast X

Jason Momoa's new baddie takes on Dominic Torretto (Vin Diesel) and co in this Fast and Furious sequel out in cinemas on 19 May.

Greatest Days

This Take That jukebox musical arrives in cinemas on 16 June.



In this sci-fi action thriller, a detective (Ben Affleck) becomes entangled in a mystery involving his missing daughter and a string of reality-bending bank robberies.

From director Robert Rodriguez (From Dusk Till Dawn, Sin City), Hypnotic lands in Irish cinemas on 26 May.

Insidious: The Red Door

The fifth entry in the horror franchise, Insidious: The Red Door is being described as "the final chapter of the Lambert family’s terrifying saga" and is out in cinemas on 7 July.


This acclaimed drama starring Sydney Sweeney as NSA whistleblower Reality Winner will be released in Ireland sometime after its premiere in the US on HBO on 29 May.

All the Light We Cannot See

Moving onto TV, this five-part Netflix adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning WWII novel of the same name stars Mark Ruffalo and Hugh Laurie. It will land on the streamer on 2 November.

American Born Chinese

A high schooler (Ben Wang) struggling with his school and home life finds himself involved in a battle between Gods of Chinese mythology in this fantasy comedy series.

Featuring amongst its cast recent Oscar winners Ke Huy Quan and Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All At Once), American Born Chinese premieres on Disney+ on 24 May.


This half-hour comedy depicts a heightened, fictionalised version of Pete Davidson’s real life and will be available to watch in Ireland sometime after its US premiere on 4 May.

City on Fire

This crime mystery series premieres on Apple TV+ on 12 May and details the investigation into a woman's fatal shooting in Central Park in New York City.

High Desert

Sticking with Apple TV+, Oscar-winner Patricia Arquette (Boyhood, Severance) stars as a woman who makes a life changing decision to become a private investigator. It premieres on 17 May.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season 2

This Star Trek spin-off returns for its second season on Paramount+ on 15 June.

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