‘Terminator’ Anime Series On Netflix In Development
It was announced this week that an anime series based on the Terminator franchise is in development for the Netflix streaming service. Skydance Media and Production I.G. will serve as the studios responsible for developing the series. This will not be the first time in which Netflix has collaborated with Production I.G. The studio is best known for creating Ghost in the Shell: SAC 2045, the television adaptation of the extremely popular manga series Ghost in the Shell, which premiered on the streaming service last April 23. Mattson Tomlin, the writer for Project Power, Little Fish and The Batman, will serve as one the head writers for the series. No title has been given for the anime as of yet.
The Terminator franchise has been active since 1984 after success of the original film directed by James Cameron. The second film Terminator 2: Judgement Day received critical acclaim and is often regarded as the best movie from the franchise. However, the following three films Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator Salvation and Terminator Genisys received increasingly negative reviews. The most recent movie from the series Terminator: Dark Fate was generally considered an improvement over the previous installments, but still received negative reviews and was a financial flop. As a result, all plans for future films have been either canceled or put on hold due to the failure of the last movie.
With the announcement of an upcoming anime series, it seems that the Terminator franchise is not over yet. This will be the second television series based on the Terminator series, following Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, which starred Lena Headey as the title character. James Cameron does not seem to be involved in any way, as opposed to the films where he served as the director of the first two movies and a producer for Terminator: Dark Fate.