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Disney+ Loses True Lies Reboot Series to CBS

Almost two years ago we heard about a True Lies reboot coming to Disney+, but now it seems like that is in the past.

This past week, THR has reported that the project is continuing at 20th Television but it has now been given a pilot order by CBS and will no longer be coming to Disney+.

Matt Nix, who is also behind the Disney+ “Turner & Hooch” series, will be writing the script for the series, with the film’s original director James Cameron aboard the project as an executive producer.  McG will be directing the pilot and will be an executive producer on the series.

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McG’s Wonderland Sound and Vision president Mary Viola and frequent Cameron collaborator Rae Sanchini of his Lightstorm Entertainment banner will also be an executive producer.

The pilot will be a retelling of the same story as in the film, where a suburban housewife is forced into the life of danger, when she is recruited to work alongside her undercover spy husband to save the world.

This is a rare off-network sale for Disney’s 20th Television and is considered off-brand for its platforms like Hulu or Disney+ and are looking for an additional revenue stream from an outside network like CBS.

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