‘Terminator’ TV Series Is In Development? Rumors Swirl as ‘Terminator: Genysis’ Prepares to Premiere in Theaters
In the wake of the premiere of the latest from the “Terminator” franchise, “Terminator: Genysis,” news of its TV series development has once again cropped up online. This has long been rumored. The big screen reboot has also opened up talks of a possible reboot in the small screen. But for a while, the rumor died down and now it looks like the project is back on again.
“It’s something that we’re developing as we speak,” said David Ellison the CEO of Skydance, while discussing with the press in Germany, according to Collider.
“The dream for us would be to be able to obviously make films, television shows, we have a video game with Glu, comic books, and they all should be standalone experiences. If you just watch the movies or if you just watch a television show, it’s a complete experience. But if you are the kind of fans that we are over this material, and you watch all of it collectively, it all interweaves to feel like a larger universe that you can experience if you’re a huge fan of ‘Terminator’ or any of the other franchises that we’re fortunate to work on, that’s really when you talk about the future of Skydance, one of the things that we really want to be a part of building,” added Ellison.
It’s still unclear whether the TV show would be based on Genysis or another story angle in the franchise. But if fans can recall, the franchise did have a TV show on Fox back in 2008. “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” starred Lena Headey and Thomas Dekker as mother and son team, Sarah and John Connor. But the show would be cancelled after two seasons for failing to pick up with ratings despite how critically-acclaimed the show was.
The planned TV show may be set on cable, instead of network television, and will be set for 13 episodes. Meanwhile, “Terminator: Genisys,” which stars Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke, Arnold Schwarzenegger, J.K. Simmons, Matt Smith and Lee Byung-hun will be opening on theaters in the U.S. Wednesday.