Netflix is developing an original anime series based on the Terminator, with famous animation studio Production IG on board. The new animated series “will approach the Terminator in a way that breaks convention, subverts expectations and has real guts,” according to showrunner and executive producer Mattson Tomlin.
The project will be the Terminator franchise’s first foray into animation, following six live-action films and a television series, Fox’s Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
“The Terminator is one of the most iconic sci-fi stories ever created, and it has only become more relevant to our world over time,” John Derderian, Vice President of Japan and Anime for Netflix, said in a press release. “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 incredible new chapter in the epic battle between machines and humans. ”
Skydance and Netflix selected Production IG, the veteran anime production studio known for its work on series like Ghost in the Shell, Haikyu !! and Psycho-Pass, to develop Terminator. Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, President and CEO of Production IG, said in a press release: “I asked my old friend and colleague Mamoru Oshii what he thought of the idea of turning the Terminator into an animated series. His reply was ‘Ishikawa, are you crazy?’ In that instant, I was confident that we should get on board. As huge fans, our team at Production IG is putting their heart and soul into creating this series. We hope the fans enjoy it! “
Tomlin’s credits include writing the stories for the upcoming Matt Reeves film. The batman, From Netflix Project powerand the Capcom movie Mega Man. You are now tasked with changing the Terminator franchise after the property’s most recent major failure, the one coldly received. Terminator: Dark Fate.
Netflix did not announce a release window or title for its Terminator anime.