Netflix Terminator Anime Uses Female Soldier

Caught between the future and this past is a soldier sent back in time to change the fate of humanity. She arrives in 1997.

Caught between the future and this past is a soldier sent back in time to change the fate of humanity. She arrives in 1997.

Netflix Terminator Anime Brings Female Soldier Back In Time

Netflix has released the synopsis for the upcoming Terminator: The Anime Series which reveals it’s a twist on the first movie that was released in 1984.

The Terminator movie features Michael Biehn’s Kyle Reese travelling back in time to stop Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator from killing Linda Hamilton’s Sarah Connor.

Well, Terminator: The Anime Series sees a female soldier traveling back in time to save a presumed Black scientist from a Terminator (wonder if it will be a blond white dude?).

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Will Terminator: The Anime Series be woke?

Yeah, of course, the alarm bells are going off as the synopsis for Terminator: The Anime Series sounds pretty woke, and we know how switching things up worked for the recent Terminator movies (Dark Fate also features a female soldier going back in time), in addition to IPs like Doctor Who, Ghostbusters, Marvel, and Star Wars — worked out as in massive failures.

That said, the only hope I see is that Terminator: The Anime Series is from Mattson Tomlin who helped write Matt Reeves’ The Batman.

I’m not familiar with any of his other projects but I follow him on Twitter and he seems like a cool dude, so let’s hope Terminator: The Anime Series isn’t another bait-and-switch similar to how Kevin Smith ruined He-Man.

However, per the synopsis at least we know what’s coming regarding the Terminator Anime. Check out the official info below.

(Note: The female soldiers in the above images are AI-generated: “female soldier from future who hunts Terminators”)

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Via Netflix:

TERMINATOR: THE ANIME SERIES

On Netflix 2024

2022: A future war has raged for decades between the few human survivors and an endless army of machines.

1997: The AI known as Skynet gained self-awareness and began its war against humanity.

Caught between the future and this past is a soldier sent back in time to change the fate of humanity. She arrives in 1997 to protect a scientist named Malcolm Lee who works to launch a new AI system designed to compete with Skynet’s impending attack on humanity. As Malcolm navigates the moral complexities of his creation, he is hunted by an unrelenting assassin from the future which forever alters the fate of his three children. 

SHOWRUNNER/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/WRITER: Mattson Tomlin

DIRECTOR: Masashi Kudo

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Skydance (David Ellison, Dana Goldberg & Don Granger)

ANIMATION STUDIO: Production IG

Watch the teaser:

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