A new television series based on The Terminator is inbound, and it will tie-in with the upcoming reboot of the 1984 classic.
According to The Hollywood reporter, both writers Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller to write and executive produce a new Terminator television series that will be in conjunction with the rebooted feature. Skydance and Annapurna have combined the forces of the creative teams behind both the film and TV series for the new project.
The TV series will follow a critical moment from the first Terminator film (1984) and, where the film’s story goes one way, the upcoming series will take the same moment in a completely different direction. As the rebooted film trilogy and the new TV series progress, the two narratives will intersect with each other in surprising and dramatic ways.
Arnold Schwarzenegger will reprise the role that made him a household name, as the T-800 that was sent back in time to kill Sarah Connor – a woman who will give birth to the leader of the resistance. Only this time, in the reboot, he will be sent back to protect her as she grows up.
Interestingly, Stentz and Miller also wrote The Sarah Connor Chronicles that ran for two seasons on Fox before it was cancelled.