Arnold Schwarzenegger is returning to show business as a cartoon hero who creates a secret high-tech crime-fighting center under his Los Angeles home.
The action man-turned-politician has turned himself into a superhero, known as The Governator.
He tells Entertainment Weekly magazine, "When I ran for governor (of California) back in 2003 and I started hearing people talking about the Governator, I thought the word was so cool."
"The word Governator combined two worlds - the world of politics and the movie world. And (this cartoon) brings everything together. It combines the governor, the Terminator, the bodybuilding world, the True Lies."
Schwarzenegger's new animated TV show and comic book, which is being co-developed by Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee, will also feature the movie star's wife Maria Shriver and the couple's four kids.
The project will hit both TV screens and comic book stores in 2012.