True Lies, the upcoming CBS and Paramount+ television series, will premiere on March 1, 2023. It is based on Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis’s 1994 film of the same name. The official poster for the upcoming show is as follows:
Steve Howey plays Harry Tasker, Ginger Gonzaga plays Helen Tasker, Erica Hernandez plays Maria, Omar Miller plays Albert “Gib” Gibson, Mike O’Gorman plays Luther, Annabella Didion plays Dana Tasker, and Lucas Jaye plays Jake in Ture Lies.
[Carlo Rota, Andy Martin, Beverly D’Angelo, Andrea Laing, Deneen Tyler, Liann Pattison, Ray Gaspard, Franco Castan, and others will appear in guest roles.
So far, what do we know about CBS’s True Lies?
True Lies is written by Matt Nix and directed by Anthony Hemingway. CBS had planned for the show to premiere in February of last year, but unforeseen circumstances forced a postponement.
The show’s official synopsis, according to its trailer on YouTube, reads:
“Shocked to discover that her bland and unremarkable computer consultant husband is a skilled international spy, an unfulfilled suburban housewife is propelled into a life of danger and adventure when she’s recruited to work alongside him to save the world as they try to revitalize their passionless marriage.”
Executive producers include Anthony Hemingway, Matt Nix, James Cameron, Rae Sanchini, McG, Mary Viola, Corey Marsh, and Josh Levy. Showrunner Matt Nix gave ET an exclusive sneak peek at how the series differs from the hit 1994 film. According to his email:
The show starts in a very similar place. Harry and Helen are an ordinary-seeming suburban couple. He’s a computer salesman who is secretly a spy, and she is a little bored with her life and looking for some adventure. They wind up on a spy adventure where a lot of secrets come out, challenging and ultimately strengthening their relationship. The story isn’t exactly the same, of course.”
The adventure’s in a different place, the bad guys are very different and a big part of the show is Helen’s discovery that she has some skills that are surprisingly useful in the world of espionage. The show winds up focusing more on their partnership after Helen is brought into Omega Sector as a spy, and how that affects their relationship. So I’d say it’s different, but I’m confident that fans of the film will recognize that the series was made by fellow fans.”
He then went on to praise the lead, Howey, and Gonzaga’s onscreen chemistry, noting that it is very different from that of Schwarzenegger and Curtis in the film.
True Lies will premiere on CBS and Paramount+ on March 1, 2023.