Arnold Schwarzenegger recently sold Showtime his drama Pump, which traces today’s obsession with fitness to a small gym called Pump on Pacific Avenue in the 1970s. The drama will be written and produced by Michael Konyves with Eric and Kim Tannenbaum ofthe Tannenbaum Co. as reported by Hollywood Reporter.
When the show was initially brought to the Tannenbaums by Konyves, Eric told Hollywood Reporter, “We loved it, but I said the only way you can really tell this story is if we can get Arnold involved,” adding,”The birth of the fitness/bodybuilding revolution can literally be traced back to the days when Arnold arrived in the US.”
Though the show’s future is currently undetermined, Schwarzenegger intends on having a recurring role should it be ordered to series. Despite his run as California governor, Arnold has recently returned to screen with “Expendables 2”, “the Last Stand” and his upcoming project “Escape Plan”.
This series will possibly give Showtime a chance to explore bodybuilding history with the man who was thoroughly involved in making its history. “Pumping Iron” was Schwarzenegger’s first breakout role as a professional bodybuilder back in 1977, the same decade that Pump will be set.