TV’s “The Governator” terminated following scandal

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The Gov­er­na­tor

All work is off on “The Gov­er­na­tor,” the would-be ani­mated series star­ring Arnold Schwarzeneg­ger as a superhero.

The com­pa­nies behind the TV show said Fri­day that they have stopped work­ing on the fran­chise, which had shown signs of growth.

In light of recent events, A Squared Enter­tain­ment, POW Enter­tain­ment, Stan Lee Comics, and Archie Comics, have halted pro­duc­tion” on the project, the firms said in a writ­ten statement.

Those “recent events” include rev­e­la­tions that the for­mer Cal­i­for­nia gov­er­nor that he had an affair and child with a house­keeper who worked for his fam­ily for 20 years.

Schwarzeneg­ger announced the series among much pub­lic­ity last month in Cannes, France. The MIPTV (Inter­na­tional Tele­vi­sion Pro­gramme Mar­ket) was being held in the south­ern French resort city, where the actor received the insignia of Cheva­lier in the Order of the Legion of Honor on April 4.

The Gov­er­na­tor was to fea­ture Schwarzeneg­ger as a super­hero in the dou­ble role of a fam­ily man and ex-governor who fights global vil­lains and modern-day dis­as­ters secretly along­side a team of hip teens.

No announce­ment has been made on when — or even if — pro­duc­tion on the planned TV series, comic book, movie and video game will resume.

Schwarzeneg­ger said Thurs­day that he was post­pon­ing his movie projects. Ear­lier last week, he con­fessed to father­ing a child out of wed­lock over a decade ago, and to not telling wife Maria Shriver until this year.

Two weeks ago, the cou­ple announced their separation.

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