Fans of the Terminator series can all get ready to get excited, because a new television series will be coming out in relation to the reboot of the film franchise. The show is still in the early stages of development, and without a title as of yet, but will be done in conjunction with the upcoming film in 2015.
The Terminator television show will be written and executive produced by Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller, who have previously worked on X-Men: First Class and Thor. A television show has been done before, as fans of the franchise are well aware, but it did not enjoy the success that the previous films had.
The Sarah Connor Chronicles starred Lena Headey as Sarah Connor, and Thomas Dekker played the role of John Connor. Since then, Lena Headey has been on the popular series Game Of Thrones, and coincidentally her co-star Emilia Clarke is one of the top two front-runners to be cast as Sarah Connor in the next film, along with Brie Larson.
The new Terminator film is set to be released in 2015, and it has been reported that much like how Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD has merged with the plots of The Avengers and Thor, the new Terminator television series would work the same way, operating in conjunction with the new film reboot.
The undying love of the Terminator franchise knows no bounds. Another TV show? Really?
— Noldorian (@noldorian) December 6, 2013
And of course with every comic book & science fiction classic getting a tv show, they are doing one for the terminator reboot as well.
— Tony D'Amato (@ToNY_Dam24) December 7, 2013
The plot details are very scarce for both the film reboot and the Terminator television series, however, both are set to have a connection with the original Terminator film that was released in 1984. One thing that has been determined is that Arnold Schwarzenegger will be making a return as the title character. After the role of Sarah Connor is cast, the next big job will be the casting of John Connor.
The first Terminator television series ultimately failed, but did have a niche set of fans when it was on, much like a Joss Whedon show. The idea of a television show based on the Arnold Schwarzenegger franchise is now being brought back to the small screen from Skydance Productions and Annapurna Pictures, with the hopes that it can work as a side project with the films.
The Terminator show is set to follow a critical moment from The Terminator film, only the show will take the story in a completely different direction than that of what the film did. Since James Cameron created the franchise in 1984, Terminator films have earned more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office, and have been very popular for many years.
A new Terminator TV show is on the way. At a critical point in The Terminator where the film’s story goes one way the show will go the other
— Simon Thompson (@ShowbizSimon) December 7, 2013
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