A New ‘Terminator’ TV Series is in Development

by | December 6, 2013 at 9:45 PM | TV News

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By L.A. Ross

The “Terminator” is coming back to television with “X-Men: First Class” writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz attached as showrunners, the studios producing the 2015 film reboot announced Friday.

David Ellison’s Skydance Productions and Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures said Stentz and Miller have been hired to write and executive produce the series, which will be released in conjunction with the movie reboot.

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Details on both projects’ storylines are vague – the film plot is a closely guarded secret – but said it will follow a “critical moment” from the 1984 “Terminator” film and spin the story in a completely different direction. The rebooted film trilogy and TV series promise intersecting story lines.

This is not the first time the “Terminator” has been adapted to the small screen. Fan favorite “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” ran for one season on Fox in 2008 and introduced the world to Terminatrix Summer Glau.

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The television series will be produced by Megan Ellison of Annapurna and David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross of Skydance. Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier, who are writing the first in the new “Terminator” film trilogy, will serve as executive producers.

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