Ok, we’ve known for a while that the Terminator film franchise will be getting a reboot, with three movies in the works. According to Deadline, Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World, Game Of Thrones) will helm the first installment, and either Emilia Clarke or Brie Larson (both also from Game Of Thrones) will star as Sarah Connor.
Now THR is reporting that a new television series, which will tie in to the cinematic reboot, will be produced by Skydance Productions and Annapurna Pictures.
Thor and X-Men: First Class writers Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller will write and executive produce the new series.
What can we expect from a second attempt at bringing the Terminator universe to the small screen? Well, here’s what THR had to say regarding the show’s plot:
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 surprising and dramatic ways.
This could mean any number of things. That’s the blessing/curse of time-travel franchises: There’s infinite possibilities for sequels, prequels, reboots, and TV shows….for better or worse.
On a bright note THR did indeed confirm the presence of everyone’s favorite “Cyberdyne Systems 800 Series, Model 101” Terminator:
[Arnold] Schwarzenegger will reprise his famed role in the new trilogy that is described as a time-spanning story that sees him tasked to protect Sarah Connor as she grows up.
Good news for the films–whether this means Ahnold will be showing up on TV is unknown, though.
On a personal note, while I’m interested in seeing both the new show and the films, I’m NOT certain how well tying the series to the movies is going to work out….
The concept doesn’t seem to be doing Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. any good.
Source: The Mary Sue