In the series, which is currently in early development, the streaming service partner will partner with Skydance, which produced the last two Terminator films, including Terminator: Dark Fate from 2019.
As reported by Variety, Mattson Tomlin, who recently wrote the script for The Batman, will serve as showrunner for the series as well as executive producer.
“‘Terminator’ is one of the most iconic sci-fi stories ever written – and has become increasingly relevant to our world over time,” said John Derderian, Netflix’s vice president for Japan and Anime, in a statement .
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Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator: Dark Fate (2019). CREDIT: Kerry Brown / Paramount / The Hollywood Archive
“The new cartoon series will explore this universe in a way that has never been seen before. We can’t wait for fans to experience this amazing new chapter in the epic battle between machines and humans. “
Tomlin added, “Everyone who knows my writing knows that I believe in making big turns and making my heart beat.
“I’m honored that Netflix and Skydance gave me the opportunity to approach ‘Terminator’ in a way that breaks convention, undermines expectations and has real courage.”
As early as 2019, Terminator: Dark Fate producer James Cameron indicated that more sequels in the franchise may be on the way.
“There’s a bigger story to tell,” said Cameron. “If we’re lucky enough to make some money off of Dark Fate, we’ll know exactly where to go with the following films.”
Looking back on Terminator: Dark Fate, NME wrote, “Schwarzenegger brings every ounce of his iconic weight to the role and delivers some people-friendly Deadpan zingers.
Terminator: Dark Fate is essentially a story about three female protagonists: the increasingly courageous Dani, the determined Grace and the bellicose Sarah, who is brilliantly portrayed by a grizzled and bitter Hamilton who was depressed by everything that happened to her over the years.”