Steven Segal

Steven Seagal the action-movie star will now be seen as Steven Seagal: Lawman.

A&E has announced production on a new reality series that will focus the mega-action star's 20 years working as a fully-commissioned deputy with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office in Louisiana.

If his under-the-radar law enforcement background was a surprise, know that he's also considered an expert marksman who has worked with Jefferson's SWAT team and has instructed their officers in firearms and hand-to-hand combat. Noted: Reason #1098 not to mess with Steven Seagal.

The show will allow viewers to ride along with Seagal as he and his hand-selected deputies respond to crimes as they happen. We will also be treated to a softer side of Seagal as he goes off-duty. The cameras will continue following him as he pursues his other interests, including musical performances and philanthropic efforts — all within Jefferson Parish and New Orleans.

Senior Vice President of A&E Robert Sharenow says Seagal is a hero both on and off screen and that, "It's such an amazing revelation that this larger-than-life star has been doing real police work for nearly 20 years."

The Under Seige star decided to work with A&E because he wants to shine a positive light on Louisiana. "I believe it's important to show the nation all the positive work being accomplished here in Louisiana — to see the passion and commitment that comes from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office in this post-Katrina environment."

No word on when Steven Seagal: Lawman will premiere.

Do you think watching Seagal enforce the law in real life will take away his action-star mystique?