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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I hope everything goes as planned, this sounds quite promising.

I'll never understand the mania for the Terminator franchise. The first two films were brilliant, but I can't see how they've justified so much extra stuff over the years. Crazy.

Yep, still rankling here. If anyone needs rankles, I've got plenty to share with everyone.

A Terminator movie and TV show crossover? It looks like they have been watching Marvel's Iron Man/Thor etc... and Agents of SHIELD

Not sure about everyone else but for me it has big shiny robots that kill

I've been had once getting into TSCC, I won't get hooked on another series they probably won't finish. As for the films, i'm not interested in revisiting T1, I want a sequel to Salvation.

I never watched The Sarah Connor series, mainly because I never knew it existed but then I learnt it wasnt even in cannon, so I ignored it. :|

Quite possibly a stupid question but seeing as though the term 'reboot' was mentioned in the official statement can we asume that the new movie is now a full on reboot of the entire series? Or from a certain point? Could do your head in! Personally I would think it foolish, Salvation had its flaws but was actually a not bad film and did a few things different. Love the series really but as a fan if they did a full reboot I would not be bothered one bit.

I'll watch it as long as Fox doesnt pick it up. Because Fox will definately cancel the show when it gets interesting

re-watched the two series of TSCC back in October. made it hurt all over again.

Which isn't working. Have they learnt nothing?!?

Meh no point crying over split chronicles. The 2nd series, around the middle if I remember, went on a rambling detour of baggy nothingness before rescuing itself in time for the final episode. I just feel that another series has every chance of being just as good if not better.

Also, SCC took huge liberties with the franchise, playing fast and loose with everything in the previous films. That's a debate I'm not getting into though!

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".

I'm curious about this, because it can be read two different ways.

(1) By the "first Terminator film" they mean the 1984 original. The upcoming film and series take a "pivotal moment" from that 1984 film in a different direction. The upcoming films and series are set in the same timeline.

(e.g. Kyle Reese dies in Terminator1984, but survives in both the new film and series.)

(2) By the "first Terminator film" they mean the first in the new trilogy. There is a pivotal moment in the upcoming film and while events happen one way in the film, they happen a different way in the TV series. The upcoming films and series are set in two different timelines.

(e.g. Kyle Reese dies in Terminator2015, but survives in the TV series.)

Some sites are assuming (1), and others (2). Is there a steward's ruling on it?

Oh, it works perfectly. Really like "Agents" and loved the movies. Bring it on...

I would love to see TSCC back, I think with the new movies and the following that Lena has from Game of Thrones, the show would be off to a great start. However I think that this is just a money grab, get as much as possible before the rights return to Cameron. TV has come on leaps and bounds in the last few years if you ask me, the writing has just improved, I hope they do this show justice.

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