He really will be back. Not only is “Terminator” getting a rebooted big screen trilogy, but the franchise is getting a brand new TV show.
Skydance Prods. and Annapurna Pictures, the producers behind the upcoming fifth film installment, due in 2015, have recruited “Thor” and “X-Men: First Class” writers Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller to write and executive produce a new “Terminator” television series to be released in conjunction with the big screen reboot.
The first installment in the upcoming film trilogy is set to be released by Paramount Pictures on July 1, 2015, and will feature Arnold Schwarzenegger in his fame-making role. The new trilogy is described as a time-spanning story that sees the original Terminator tasked with the duty of protecting Sarah Connor as she grows up.
The TV series is said to follow a critical moment from 1984’s “Terminator” film, and go in a completely different direction. As the rebooted film trilogy and the new TV series progress, the two narratives will intersect with each other.
This is not the installment’s first foray into television. Fox previously had “The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” which ended four years ago.