We knew a new reboot of ‘The Terminator’ was on its way, with Arnold Schwarzenegger returning in some capacity, and possibly with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson joining him. Emilia Clarke is in the mix for Sarah Conner and Garrett Hedlund might be in the running for John Conner. The movie is being developed by brother and sister producers Megan and David Ellison through their companies Annapurna Pictures and Skydance Productions. Alan Taylor plans to direct and wants to bring a ‘Batman Begins’ feel to the franchise.
Now comes word that a companion TV series (a la ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’) is also being developed, “which will be directly related in an unexpected way to the new film, and the series as a whole.” “The series” must refer to the ‘Terminator’ franchise, which has already had four movies and a TV series, ‘Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles’. Variety reports that the new TV series hinges on “a critical moment” from the first James Cameron-directed film from 1984, which helped launch Schwarzenegger’s film career.
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TV project is said to follow a critical moment from the first “Terminator” film — where the film’s story goes one way, the upcoming television show will take that same moment in a completely different direction.
The show will be written and executive produced by Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller who previously worked on ‘The Sarah Conner Chronicles’ so they have a history with the franchise.
So what do you think? Are you excited by the thought of both a new ‘Terminator’ movie and a TV series? Considering that the franchise hinges on time travel, the possibilities really are endless. Will they completely alter the established history or stick with what’s come before and just build upon that? What do you want to see in a new ‘Terminator’ TV show?