New Terminator TV series to follow the next movie

News Simon Brew
9 Dec 2013 - 06:18

When Terminator 5 arrives in cinemas in 2015, a new Terminator television series won't be far behind...

It's very hard to make a really good television series spin-off from a hit movie franchise. Many have tried before, many have failed. In the case of the Terminator franchise, it's spawned an excellent television spin-off that then, sadly, got canned after two seasons. We're talking about the genuinely wonderful The Sarah Connor Chronicles, whose cancellation still rankles with many. Especially considering the news we're about to pass your way.

For according to The Hollywood Reporter, a brand new Terminator television series is now in development. It's being put together in tandem with the upcoming big screen reboot, which is due in cinemas in 2015. And according to the report, the series "will follow a critical moment from the first Terminator film and where the film's story goes one way, the upcoming series will take the same moment in a completely different direction".

Furthermore, it states that "as the rebooted film trilogy and the new TV series progress, the two narratives will intersect with each other in some surprising and dramatic ways".

The series is to be executive produced by Ashley Miller and Zack Stetntz, who did writing work on Thor and X-Men: First Class. More news as we hear it...

The Hollywood Reporter.

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