Netflix's latest comedy series "FUBAR," featuring Hollywood legend Arnold Schwarzenegger, has taken the world by storm. Within days of its premiere, the show garnered an astonishing 88.94 million viewing hours, catapulting it to the most-watched title of the week.
The FUBAR Phenomenon: Chart-Topping Globally
Netflix reports that "FUBAR" skyrocketed into the Top 10 most-watched series in 90 countries. A remarkable achievement considering the series was only released on May 25. The uproarious comedy series has hooked audiences worldwide, setting new viewership records.
"FUBAR" follows the engaging and often hilarious relationship between Emma and her father, Luke, who inadvertently discover they are secretly working for the CIA. This revelation sets off a series of comic family scenarios, providing plenty of laughs along the way.
The creative mind behind this runaway success is none other than Nick Santora, who also serves as the show's executive producer. Furthermore, Schwarzenegger had a hand in scripting, alongside Adam Higgs, Scott Sullivan, and Holly Dale, lending his unique voice to the plot's development.
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Schwarzenegger shares the spotlight with a star-studded ensemble cast, including Monica Barbaro, Milan Carter, Jay Baruchel, Aparna Brielle, Andy Buckley, Fortune Feimster, Barbara Eve Harris, Gabriel Luna, Fabiana Udenio, and Travis Van Winkle.
In a recent interview with USA Today, the former governor of California reflected on the evolution of the television industry. "In the 80s, it was not cool to do the TV series; it was about being a movie star," said Schwarzenegger.
"Times have changed. Now everyone wants to do a TV show and movies at the same time." Despite being in his seventies, the Terminator star doesn't shy away from executing stunts. Schwarzenegger maintains a consistent ethos for the physically demanding parts of his role.
"It's all about reps," he commented. "It's rehearsing, rehearsing, and more rehearsing. Nothing has changed. It's just harder to do some of those things than it was 40 years ago. You might be more sore the next day. Age definitely makes a difference." With its compelling mix of comedy, intrigue, and relatable family dynamics, it's no surprise "FUBAR" has captivated a global audience.
The record-setting viewing numbers are a testament to the show's appeal and the enduring charisma of its leading man, Arnold Schwarzenegger.