Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in the spy game. The True Lies and Terminator star’s untitled spy series for Netflix has set its main cast, who will join leads Schwarzenegger and Monica Barbaro (The Good Cop, Top Gun: Maverick). In the series, Schwarzenegger and Barbaro play a father and daughter who learn that they’ve each secretly been working as CIA Operatives for years. Realizing that their entire relationship has been a lie and that they truly don’t know one another at all, they’re forced to team up as partners in the series set against a global backdrop of spies, action, and humor.
Variety reports the main cast includes series regulars Jay Baruchel (How to Train Your Dragon), Aparna Brielle (A.P. Bio), Andy Buckley (The Office), Milan Carter (Warped!), Fortune Feimster (Kenan), Barbara Eve Harris (Station 19), Gabriel Luna (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Fabiana Udenio (Jane the Virgin), and Travis Van Winkle (You).
Also cast in recurring roles are Devon Bostick (Okja), David Chinchilla (Reacher), Rachel Lynch (Witches of East End), Stephanie Sy (Nobody), and Scott Thompson (Reno 911!). Below are the character descriptions, via Variety:
Jay Baruchel (he / him) will play “Carter,” the sweet and unsuspecting boyfriend of Emma (Monica Barbaro). Carter is a kindergarten teacher who has been made to believe his CIA officer girlfriend works for a non-profit that provides clean water to those in need around the world. He prioritizes family above all, but his love of Emma will be put to the test when he finds out many secrets about her.
Aparna Brielle (she / her) will play “Tina,” an NSA analyst on loan to the CIA. Despite her youth, she is very good at her job – extremely capable and intelligent, though a bit intimidated by her new colleagues.
Andy Buckley (he / him) will play “Donnie,” Tally’s current boyfriend, who is an easy-going fellow. He is a thoughtful and positive presence in Tally’s life, but that positivity fades when he realizes Luke (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is trying to win Tally back.
Milan Carter (he / him) will play “Barry,” a loveable man-child and proud nerd, who is an American CIA officer that has worked closely with Luke for the past 20 years. Barry is a kind and brilliant officer who keeps Luke and his team safe while staying far away from the action.
Fortune Feimster (she / her) will play “Roo” (short for Ruth), a smart, sarcastic CIA Officer who looks up to Luke as a father figure.
Barbara Eve Harris (she / her) will play “Dot,” the Regional CIA Director. Intelligent, commanding, intimidating – Dot suffers no fools.
Gabriel Luna (he / him) will play “Boro,” an incredibly charismatic, Oxford-educated businessman, who’s chosen to apply those skills to a career in the illegal arms trade.
Fabiana Udenio (she / her) will play “Tally,” Luke’s ex-wife and Emma’s mother, who does not know that the two are in the CIA, but has always been suspicious of Luke’s frequent “business trips” which created distance in their relationship. Tally now has a new man in her life, but the chemistry between her and Luke is still palpable.
Travis Van Winkle (he/him) will play “Aldon,” a great CIA officer and world class wise-ass, who is a kind and sweet man under it all.
Devon Bostick (he / him) will play “Oscar.” Luke and Tally’s son and an aspiring app developer, who has never lived up to his father’s expectations.
David Chinchilla (he / him) will play “Cain Khan,” Boro’s intimidating first lieutenant, working in the illegal arms business.
Introducing Rachel Lynch (she / her) playing “Romi,” Sandy and Oscar’s sweet 6-year-old kid, who has a special relationship with her “pee-pa,” Luke.
Stephanie Sy (she / her) will play “Sandy,” Oscar’s supportive wife and mother of their daughter, Romi.
Scott Thompson (he / him) will play “Dr. Louis Pfeffer,” an operational psychologist at the CIA responsible for conducting joint therapy sessions with Luke and Emma.
Nick Santora (creator of Amazon’s Reacher) created the as-yet-untitled spy series executive produced by Schwarzenegger, Adam Higgs (Whiskey Cavalier), Scott Sullivan (Reacher), and Skydance’s David Ellison (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan), Dana Goldberg (The Tomorrow War), and Bill Bost (Reacher) executive producing for Skydance Television. Netflix has not announced a streaming date.