As it turns out, telling lies takes a bit more time. The True Lies reboot, which was ordered to pilot in February, has been pushed off cycle, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The delay in production was made in hopes of giving producers more time to develop the potential series.
The series is set to follow the plot of the 1994 film of the same name which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator) and Jaime Lee Curtis (Knives Out), via The Hollywood Reporter. True Lies centers on Helen (Curtis), a suburban house wife who is unfulfilled in both her life and her marriage. Through a series of wild twists and turns, Helen discovers that her husband Henry (Schwarzenegger) is not the boring computer consultant she thought him to be, but rather an international spy. Together, they must join forces to fight the imminent dangers facing the world – and their marriage.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS sources are stressing that the decision to move the show to off-cycle was made purely in hopes of making the pilot the best it could be, and that the network is still extremely excited to be adapting the property. The pilot is now expected to be filmed sometime this summer, via The Hollywood Reporter. Additionally, it is reported that no one has been cast in the pilot yet.
Matt Nix (creator, Burn Notice) is still attached to write the pilot through Disney’s 20th Century Television, according to The Hollywood Reporter. McG (director, The Babysitter) is additionally still attached to direct the pilot. He has been following the True Lies reboot project between multiple studios and distributors in the past, including efforts at both Fox and reportedly, Disney+.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney’s sale of the project to CBS is an unusual and unprecedented move for the studio. However, due to changes in management of the Disney 20th Century Television studio, True Lies may not be the type of original content the company is looking to showcase on Disney+.