The "Terminator" action man will star as gym teacher Arnold Armstrong, aka Captain Courage, in Stan Lee's "Superhero Kindergarten", one of the last projects the writer had worked on before his death in November (18), aged 95.
Schwarzenegger will serve as a co-executive producer for his Oak Productions firm, alongside officials from Genius Brands and Lee's POW! Entertainment, reports Variety.
"It is an honor and privilege to work with Genius Brands and POW! Entertainment on this new series and help carry on Stan's creative legacy by introducing this new group of superheros to preschool children around the world," Schwarzenegger shares in a statement.
"Not only does Stan Lee's Superhero Kindergarten feature comedy and action, but there are many valuable lessons to be learned along the way! Of particular pride to me is the fact that I am not only teaching kids to use their superpowers, but I am also imparting valuable lessons to kids worldwide about the importance of health, exercise, and nutrition'.
Lee is said to have created the storyline with Schwarzenegger in mind as the lead character.
Genius' Andy Heyward adds, "Stan loved and admired Arnold as not just an actor, but a true hero in so many ways and always envisioned Arnold for this role... We are honored to continue his legacy of creating a new superhero franchise for kids with another iconic hero, Arnold Schwarzenegger, in Stan Lee's Superhero Kindergarten".
Heyward reveals Lee will be resurrected onscreen in animation form to make a cameo in each episode of the series, continuing his tradition of making brief appearances in film and TV adaptations of his Marvel comics.
A premiere date has yet to be announced.