New 'Terminator' Series in Development


Terminator to Return To TV


The Terminator franchise will once again try its hand at making it big on the small screen. This time, however, the forthcoming series will work in tandem with its feature film release, looking to interconnect and embrace various storylines.

The epic sci-fi series started by James Cameron in 1984, has made over $1 billion around the world across four films. A fifth film is slated for release in 2015, however it will be a reboot of original story, and set to be the first of a trilogy.

In conjunction with the anticipated film, a TV series will be launched by Skydance Pictures (‘Star Trek Into Darkness’) and Annapurna Pictures (Zero Dark Thirty’). Of course, at the moment very little is known about the movie, let alone the show, it is known the companies will embrace the Marvel model, creating a world that fans can immerse themselves into on both TV and film, as has been done with ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’ and their blockbuster superhero counterparts in theatres.

There is to come a pivotal moment in the film (as it happened in the 1984 version too), where a divergent storyline will present itself, lending itself to television while a main thread continues on the big screen.

This will of course be the second time the terminator world hits the small screen, following ‘Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,’ which ran for two seasons on FOX starting in 2008. A mouthful to say aloud, the show was well-received by critics but not so much by viewers, despite some sci-fi star power. Lena Headey portrayed Sarah Connor, Thomas Dekker was her son John, and Summer Glau was the robotic protector sent from the future to protect them.

No word yet on who will portray Sarah Connor in the film, but Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has been more than eager to star in films again since leaving politics, will make an appearance for a fifth time. As for the TV series, it will be written by Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller, who together penned the screenplay for ‘Thor’ and ‘X-Men: First Class.’

The pair also wrote episodes and produced on ‘Chronicles,’ which, depending on how you felt about the series, may sway your thoughts on what’s to come.

- Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Written by: AnthonyWrites
Dec 6th, 2013, 2:15 pm

Images courtesy of Paramount


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Message Posted On Dec 11th, 2013, 12:25 am

Haters gonna hate.  I'm excited.  I enjoyed all the movies except Salvation, and the show was great.


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Message Posted On Dec 7th, 2013, 1:51 pm

do not make a reboot!! it will not work!! hollywood does not know how to make dark original movies no longer!!! the music wont be there like the orginal! the characters will be so developed, like Anonymous stated "everyone knows the plot and how it's going to end." this will be a hard blow for the whole franchise! but let the tv series have another chance!! TSCC was alright, but special FX have come a long way in five years!


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Message Posted On Dec 7th, 2013, 6:43 am

Another one??? What happened to original ideas?? I guess there is an uncreative epidemia in Holywood, full of remakes and spins-off


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Message Posted On Dec 7th, 2013, 6:00 am

Don't complain. He did say he'd be back!


Message Posted On Dec 7th, 2013, 3:13 am
Why or why? So they are are making a new film too, but it's going to be a re-boot. Which means everyone knows the plot and how it's going to end. Why are film makers so idiotic? When they lose money it will because of piracy not the the fact that everyone is bored to death of watching the same film every few years. Sarah Connor faded as we all knew how it was going to end. Please make something original so a new generation has something to talk about.

Message Posted On Dec 7th, 2013, 2:00 am
Not every story that works well in cinemas translates well to the small screen. Terminator is such a story. It's too big, too dependent on loads of F/X and action. None of that lends itself well to a tv production scenario with extremely limited budgets. TSCC was as good as it could get given what they had to work with and sadly that wasn't enough. This new attempt can only be worse, especially considering that it'll spin off the upcoming movie. I'd love to be surprised by the series if it turns out to be really good but I doubt that will happen. The odds are stacked against this one big time and quite a ways ahead of time as well.