Terminator Anime Series in the Works for Netflix

 Feb 26, 2021 04:32 PM EST
Terminator Anime Series in the Works for Netflix

It's been reported that Netflix has ordered a "terminator" anime series. The project is said to still be in the early stages of development.

"'Terminator' is one of the most iconic sci-fi stories ever created-and has only grown more relevant to our world over time. The new animated series will explore this universe in a way that has never been done before. We can't wait for fans to experience this amazing new chapter in the epic battle between machines and humans," said John Derderian, Netflix's vice president of Japan and anime.

Mattson Tomlin ("The Batman") will executive produce and be the series showrunner. 

"Anyone who knows my writing knows I believe in taking big swings and going for the heart. I'm honored that Netflix and Skydance have given me the opportunity to approach ‘Terminator' in a way that breaks conventions, subverts expectations, and has real guts," Tomlin said. 

Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, president and CEO of Production I.G. said, "I asked my long-time friend and colleague Mamoru Oshii what he thought about the idea of turning the ‘Terminator' into an animated series. His response was ‘Ishikawa, are you out of your mind?' At that instant, I was confident we should get on board. As huge fans, our team at Production I.G is putting their heart and souls into creating this series. We hope fans will enjoy it!"

The "Terminator" franchise is comprised of 6 films and has grossed over $2 billion worldwide. Arnold Schwarzenegger, of course, plays the Terminator.



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