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'True Lies' Reboot Trailer: Steve Howey Follows in Arnold Schwarzenegger's Footsteps

Watch a trailer for the 'True Lies' reboot ahead of its CBS premiere.
by Danielle Turchiano — 
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Steve Howey and Ginger Gonzaga in 'True Lies'

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How will Steve Howey and Ginger Gonzaga fare when following in Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis' footsteps in the True Lies reboot? Decide for yourselves by watching the just-released trailer, below.

The original True Lies was a 1994 feature film directed by James Cameron that earned a 63 Metascore and starred the aforementioned actors as a couple caught up in the world of espionage. The new version is a dramatic television series coming to CBS mid-season during the 2022-23 television season. (Exactly when the series will debut has not yet been announced.)

Howey plays Harry, a man who appears to just be a computer consultant and husband, but in secret he is really an international spy working for U.S. intelligence agency Omega Sector. Gonzaga plays Helen, Harry's wife and a language professor who is bored with her regular life and therefore welcomes the (admittedly surprising) discovery of her husband's secret career.

"I have this need to feel some sort of excitement. I want passion," Helen says in the trailer. "Maybe there's more to life than car payments and getting the kids to school on time."

When she begins to suspect he is having an affair because of the amount of travel he has to take on, he surprises her with a trip to Paris — which is really just another one of his missions. Naturally, it doesn't take too long before his job catches up with him there, and he has to come clean about his double life. 

Once she finds out the truth, though, she gets recruited to work alongside her husband for Omega. The two of them end up taking on covert missions all across the globe, while also reigniting a spark in their marriage.

"What's the point of saving the world if you're not doing it for the people you love?" Harry says.

The series also stars Erica Hernandez, Omar Miller, Mike O'Gorman, Annabella Didion, and Lucas Jaye. 

Matt Nix, Cameron, Rae Sanchini, McG, Mary Viola, Corey Marsh, and Josh Levy serve as executive producers, while Anthony Hemingway executive produces and directed the pilot. Nix wrote the pilot script. Sean Hoagland and Whitney Davis serve as co-executive producers. The series hails from 20th Television.