The official trailer for FUBAR is surprising, to say the least. When the teaser trailer dropped we were interested because it had Arnold Schwarzenegger. He’s iconic for a reason and we’re glad to see him back acting. But that was it because the trailer made it seem like it was going to be a white guy in his 60s doing badass spy stuff for reasons. And while that might be some people’s kind of thing, it’s not ours. Or at least this writer’s. That all changed when Netflix dropped the official trailer.
FUBAR isn’t just Schwarzenegger being badass CIA operative Luke Brunner going on spy missions. This is a story about family and how a dad’s entire world shifts when he finds out that his daughter Emma (Monica Barbaro) is a CIA operative as well. And from what we see in the official trailer, they have a tough foe to face while Emma is undercover that spirals out into an epic mission. A mission that they both have to work on unless they want to fail. And they just can’t have that.
All of this together makes for an interesting story where the dad is going to realize that he’s never truly met his daughter because she’s been hiding. And we’re going to see a daughter who is going to be liberated to be the ass-kicking baddie that she has been for years with a foul mouth to boot. Together, they’re going to realize that maybe they’re a little bit more like each other than they’ve ever realized. And that it’s ok to be yourself with your loved ones because that’s what family is about.
Basically, FUBAR has impressed us with this first official trailer and shown that yes, action is important. But so is actual storytelling. That matters and should be explored to create a memorable story that hopefully will get a second and third season. And hopefully, with Schwarzenegger acting as executive producer, this show will find its footing and give us something new. Because dear lord, we’ve been waiting for something new and fun. Let FUBAR be it.
Read the synopsis below:
When a father and daughter learn that they’ve each secretly been working as CIA Operatives for years, they realize their entire relationship has been a lie and they truly don’t know one another at all. Forced to team up as partners, the series tackles universal family dynamics set against a global backdrop of spies, action and humor.