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Netflix orders Terminator anime

March 1, 2021

By Nik Roseveare

Hollywood movie franchise The Terminator is expanding its universe with an anime series for Netflix.

The series will be produced in partnership with Production I.G and Mattson Tomlin, co-writer of the upcoming The Batman movie, will serve as a showrunner on the project.

Tomlin commented: “Anyone who knows my writing knows I believe in taking big swings and going for the heart. I’m honored that Netflix and Skydance have given me the opportunity to approach Terminator in a way that breaks conventions, subverts expectations and has real guts.”

John Derderian, Netflix, Vice President of Japan & Anime, added: “Terminator is one of the most iconic sci-fi stories ever created—and has only grown more relevant to our world over time. 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 amazing new chapter in the epic battle between machines and humans.”

The Terminator franchise consists of six movies to date and has previously been adapted for the small screen with Fox’s live-action series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles which ran for 2 seasons.

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