The Terminator is getting an Anime series on Netflix courtesy of The Batman writer Mattson Tomlin.
During Geeked Week, Netflix released the following teaser.
“ANNOUNCING – Terminator: The Anime Series from Skydane, Production I.G. & Mattson Tomlin. Coming soon, only on Netflix,” states the video description.
“I wrote a TERMINATOR anime. It is real, it is coming. And it absolutely will not stop. #NoFate,” teased Tomlin on Twitter. “I feel extraordinarily fortunate to be able to make art that is personally important to me, has something to say, but also connects to some of the biggest franchises in the world that dazzled my imagination as a kid, inspiring me to chase my dreams. I’ll never fall asleep to it.”
What is Terminator: The Anime Series about?
The eight-episode series is a part of the Terminator universe centering around new characters.
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.
Production G is the Japanese animation studio behind the series.