The Terminator franchise is not terminated just yet as it's announced a new anime series is coming to the Netflix streaming service.
The details include Netflix and Skydance have announced a new anime series based on the globally successful Terminator franchise, the first animated TV adaptation of the franchise.
The series is produced in partnership with Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045, B: The Beginning) who Netflix has a Production Line Deal since 2018.
Mattson Tomlin, the writer known for Project Power and Matt Reeves' The Batman, is the showrunner.
“Anyone who knows my writing knows I believe in taking big swings and going for the heart," said Tomlin in a statement. "I'm honored that Netflix and Skydance have given me the opportunity to approach Terminator in a way that breaks conventions, subverts expectations and has real guts.”
Mattson Tomlin excited for Terminator anime series
Tomlin also reacted on Twitter to the news:
John Derderian, Netflix, Vice President of Japan & Anime, also said in a statement: “Terminator is one of the most iconic sci-fi stories ever created--and has only grown more relevant to our world over time. The new animated series will explore this universe in a way that has never been done before. We can’t wait for fans to experience this amazing new chapter in the epic battle between machines and humans.”
Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, President and CEO of Production I.G, added: “I asked my long-time friend and colleague Mamoru Oshii what he thought about the idea of turning Terminator into an animated series. His response was "Ishikawa, are you out of your mind?” At that instant, I was confident we should get onboard. As huge fans, our team at Production I.G is putting their heart and souls into creating this series. We hope fans will enjoy it!”
The first Terminator movie was released in 1984 by James Cameron and starred Arnold Schwarzenegger that led to sequels including T2 which was a box office smash.