Remember back in 2013 when Skydance announced that a Terminator TV series had entered development? No? Well, it might be difficult to recall because we've heard nothing on the project since. However, with Terminator: Genisys gearing up for release next week, Skydance CEO David Ellison has confirmed to Collider that the accompanying series is still in the pipeline.
At the time of the announcement, X-Men: First Class scribes Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller were attached to script the show, which would "follow a critical moment from the first Terminator film (1984) and, where the film's [Genisys] 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."
And while Ellison and his Skydance CCO Dana Goldberg remained tightlipped on story specifics, they did verify that the series is very much in the works. "It’s something that we’re developing as we speak," said Ellison, "To speak kind of larger to that, one of the things we would love to do at Skydance—it’s a very lofty goal—is to build worlds across multiple mediums." He adds that the series will crossover with Genisys, with the aim of securing a spot for the 13-episode show on a cable network.
Should Genisys perform well at the box office, and receive a solid critical response, we could be seeing the Terminator back on the small screen for the first time since The Sarah Connor Chronicles' premature cancellation. Which still hurts.
Terminator: Genisys opens on July 1 in the US and July 2 in the UK.