Back before he was a governor, before he was the Terminator, before he was an irate father singularly bent on obtaining a TurboMan action figure, Arnold Schwarzenegger was just a young Austrian immigrant chasing the American dream of maintaining biceps larger than my thighs. And now, he'll tell us of those early days lifting weights in Venice Beach with an eight-episode drama titled Pump.
According to Deadline, Schwarzenegger will produce and serve as the inspiration for the series, which will be set in 1973 California and tell of a small group of veiny vanguards in the bodybuilding scene.
"I knew from our first brainstorming session that Pump would be a hit," Schwarzenegger said in a statement. "The '70s were such a colorful, transformational time, for me and for our entire country. I look forward to bringing that color to people's living rooms with the fantastic, deep characters and the multi-layered story lines of Pump. I feel so passionate about this project because today it's easy to take our gyms and culture of fitness for granted, but it all started with this wild group of bodybuilders as a tiny subculture in a little dungeon gym in Venice Beach. I can't wait to get to work with our great team."
The drama of someone not wiping down the equipment is going to get so real.