According to The Hollywood Reporter, Skydance Productions and Annapurna Picture – the current owners of the Terminator license – are working on a brand new TV series that will link-up 1984’s The Terminator with the forthcoming Terminator 5.
The site reports that Thor and X-Men: First Class writers Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller have signed on to write and executive produce a new series, which is being developed in conjunction with Terminator 5.
It also sounds like this series will reboot the entire franchise from the first film on – rendering the classic Terminator 2: Judgement Day and the fan-favourite TV show Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicle irrelevant.
The site writes that the new TV show will follow “a critical moment from the first Terminator film 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 some surprising and dramatic ways.”
Sad, I know, but inevitable if they’re to take control of the increasingly cluttered mythology of the Terminator universe.