The TERMINATOR Will Be Back…On TV
A new Terminator TV series is in the works from Skydance Productions and Annapurna Pictures, the people behind the upcoming Terminator film that’s a sequel/kind-of-reboot. The Hollywood Reporter revealed a few details about the series and its interesting concept.
According to the site, Skydance and Annapurna are teaming up to bring the franchise back to TV with a pilot written by Thor‘s Zack Stentz and X-Men: First Class‘ Ashely Miller. The fifth film will be coming out in 2015, but Stentz and Miller will be writing and executive producing a series that will work “in conjunction” with the upcoming fifth film in the franchise. The concept of the show will go all the way back to the first film:
The TV series will follow a critical moment from the first Terminator film (1984) and, where the film’s story goes one way, the upcoming series will take the same moment in a completely different direction. As the rebooted film trilogy and the new TV series progress, the two narratives will intersect with each other in some surprising and dramatic ways.
The army of producers was listed as well, though there was no mention of a network home for the series. Fox seems like a safe bet though. The movie, that is currently searching for its Sarah Connor, will be released July 1, 2015 from by Thor: The Dark World‘s director Alan Taylor with Arnold Schwarzenegger starring. No word on the date the show is aiming for, but we can probably guess it will be around the same time if not a few months before the film considering how closely they will relate to one another. With all the rights problems regarding the Terminator franchise out of the way, and the movie moving full steam ahead, we can expect a lot more Skynet mayhem in the near future. The TV show is a good ‘Exhibit A’ to prove that point. What do you think about Terminator getting another TV series? Do you like what you hear about the show’s premise?