Arnold Schwarzenegger Has The #1 Series On Netflix

The Arnold Schwarzenegger led FUBAR is the #1 streamed series on Netflix.

By Charlene Badasie | Updated

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s brand new action-comedy series, FUBAR, is currently at the top of the Netflix streaming charts. According to FlixPatrol, the eight-episode offering made the Top 10 list in a staggering 90 countries. This remarkable achievement signifies a triumphant comeback for the actor who served as an iconic figure in 80s and 90s action cinema.

Created by Nick Santora, the story delves into the life of Luke Brunner (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a seasoned CIA operative on the brink of retirement. However, fate throws him a curveball when he is assigned one final mission to locate a missing agent. Little does he know that the person he must track down is his own daughter, Emma.

The revelation shatters Luke’s perception of their entire relationship as he grapples with the realization that their bond has been built upon a web of deceit. However, against all odds, the unlikely father-daughter duo sets aside their troubles to face a formidable and pervasive evil that threatens them and everything they hold dear.

Released on May 25, each episode of FUBAR has a runtime of 60 minutes. With an impressive tally of 88.94 million hours viewed, the Arnold Schwarzenegger-led action series emerged as the most popular title for the week. To All The Boys spinoff XO, Kitty took the number two spot with 63.78 million hours viewed. Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story rounded out the top three with 42.9 million hours viewed.

Monica Barbaro, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Jay Baruchel in FUBAR

Some critics found the series less enticing than viewers, describing the series as “just ok with jokes that fall flat.” The series currently holds a 49 percent critic score on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, with the site’s general consensus faulting the project for borrowing too much from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s earlier career triumphs.

If Netflix deems the Arnold Schwarzenegger series a success, a renewal announcement can be expected in the near future. The gripping conclusion of FUBAR season one left viewers on the edge of their seats.

This revelation necessitates an urgent need for both them and their loved ones to go into hiding. The cliffhanger ending serves as a captivating hook for a potential new season of FUBAR. And the lingering question of Tina’s uncompromised CIA cover hints at the possibility of delving into even darker and more intense storylines.

Widely known for his action-hero status, Arnold Schwarzenegger has ventured into the realm of comedy throughout his impressive career. His most well-known comedy film is the 1988 hit Twins, where he stars alongside Danny DeVito. The story follows two brothers who discover they are twins, despite their stark differences.

Fortune Feimster and Arnold Schwarzenegger in FUBAR

In 1993’s Last Action Hero, Arnold Schwarzenegger showcases his comedic talents by playfully subverting his own action-hero image. The film explores the world of a young boy who enters a movie screen and interacts with his favorite fictional character. Junior, released in 1994, sees the actor in a unique comedic role as a scientist who becomes unexpectedly pregnant with hilarious results.

Kindergarten Cop features Arnold Schwarzenegger as a tough police officer who goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher to solve a case. In the holiday comedy, Jingle All the Way, he takes on the role of a father desperately searching for a popular toy on Christmas Eve. The film explores the comedic chaos that ensues as he battles other parents in his quest to fulfill his son’s Christmas wish.

In 2017, Arnold Schwarzenegger starred as the titular character in Killing Gunther. Written and directed by Taran Killam, the story follows a group of assassins attempting to eliminate a legendary hitman named Gunther.

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s foray into comedy proved to be a successful move in his career. His comedic roles provided a timeless and enduring brand of humor that resonated with audiences. This is evident in the billions of dollars in box office earnings amassed by these films, underscoring their popularity and broad appeal.

By venturing into comedy, Arnold Schwarzenegger also demonstrated his ability to adapt and diversify his roles, allowing him to connect with audiences on a different level from his more intense action roles.