‘Terminator’ is Getting an Animated Series!

by | Mar 1, 2021

The Terminator series has had pretty tough time hitting the heights of it’s successful 1992 sequel T2: Judgment Day, which blew away critics and fans and made over $520 Million at the global box office. In comparison, the last film to hit cinemas in 2019, Terminator: Dark Fate, only managed to grab back $261 Million from it’s $196 Million budget. So despite many many attempts of rebooting, retooling and reimagining the franchise, current owners, Skydance Media, have decided to take things in a different direction. 

James Cameron’s original action-slasher, The Terminator, told the tale of Sarah Conner, the would be mother of John Conner, resistance leader fighting a future war against sentinel killer robots. The film was followed up by an all out action thriller Judgment day, before it started to Wayne a little with Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), Terminator Salvation (2009), Terminator Genisys (2015), and Terminator: Dark Fate (2019). There was also a TV spin-off series called The Sarah Conner Chronicles that ran for two series. The franchise also includes video games, theme park rides and even a successful crossover comic series Robocop Vs Terminator. But, it seems like there’s still a little steam left in the engine. 

The Hollywood Reporter recently announced that Netflix and Skydance are joining forces to create a animated TV show based on The Terminator franchise. The Batman writer Mattson Tomlin will show-run the series. He said…

“Anyone who knows my writing knows I believe in taking big swings and going for the heart. I’m honored that Netflix and Skydance have given me the opportunity to approach Terminator in a way that breaks conventions, subverts expectations and has real guts.”

Netflix’s John Derderian also weighed in on the new deal, saying…

“The new animated series will explore this universe in a way that has never been done before.”

I’m hoping that they choose the future war as the setting for this series, as I still firmly believe that it’s very much an unexplored goldmine, despite the efforts of the pretty dreadful Terminator Salvation. Only time will tell! No news if Arnold Schwarzenegger is involved.

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