Terminator Reboot Brings New TV Series
The Terminator reboot planned for 2015 already has a television spin-off in the works for a multi-media universe!
Just on the heels of news that director Alan Taylor has narrowed down the casting of Sarah Connor between Brie Larson and Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke, it is now being reported that The Terminator reboot is also intended to open up the T-800 Universe back to the small screen.
According to THR, Skydance Productions and Annapurna Pictures have selected Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller, writers who contributed to X-Men: First Class, to pen and executive produce a new Terminator television series. It is the apparent intention of the series to take a famed moment from the 1984 original film and go with a completely different direction of it on the small screen while the rebooted trilogy goes down its own path. Presumably, this would allow the two narratives to intersect and mingle as the stories progress over the years.
This obviously should raise eyebrows given the short-lived nature of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, which despite a still impressive cult following failed to survive the robot wars for more than two seasons. That series, which starred geek royalty Lena Headey (300, Game of Thrones) and Summer Glau (Firefly, Arrow), developed a fervent fanbase that adored showrunner Josh Friedman’s plotting, but failed to establish a large enough following to save it.
However, it is understandable why Skydance and Annapurna feels the environment may be different. While that series ran from 2008 to 2009, it came out in a world before multi-platform franchising was in vogue. In an era where plotlines that begin in Thor: The Dark World (also directed by Taylor) can end in Agents of SHIELD, and WB/DC has two different(?) DC Universes currently going on CW and in movie theaters, crossover appeal is growing.
So what do you think could be the idea for a new Terminator TV series? Perhaps the adventures of a surviving Kyle Reese in the past/present? Let us know your thoughts below!