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Published On: Mon, Jun 29th, 2015

‘Terminator’ TV series confirmed to be in development

The Terminator may be back sooner than later. In addition to Terminator Genisys, as the Skydance execs have confirmed that the rumored Terminator TV show is indeed in the works.

While promoting  the new film, Skydance Productions CEO David Ellison has confirmed production on a TV adaption set within the films’ universe is still underway.

According to Collider, Ellison said: “It’s something that we’re developing as we speak…The dream for us would be to be able to obviously make films, television shows, we have a video game with Glu, comic books, and they all should be standalone experiences. If you just watch the movies or if you just watch a television show, it’s a complete experience.

“But if you are the kind of fans that we are over this material, and you watch all of it collectively, it all interweaves to feel like a larger universe that you can experience if you’re a huge fan of Terminator or any of the other franchises that we’re fortunate to work on, that’s really when you talk about the future of Skydance, one of the things that we really want to be a part of building.”

When questioned if the TV series would tie in with the movies, Ellison added: “Anything we do along those lines, it will absolutely have connective tissue. It would be a mistake and a little old-fashioned to have a television show and a movie, both based on something that actually don’t cross over in any way, shape, or form.”

Edward Furlong Linda Hamilton Terminator 2 photoThe Terminator TV series likely would be a 13-episode series along the lines of J.J. Abrams’ Alias.

He discussed a similar deal similar to Marvel and Netflix or the adaptations on CW.

“One of the great things about television is that you can tell almost any kind of story. As you were saying, right now is sort of the second golden age of television because you can watch Game of Thrones which is humongous in scope, and you can watch Breaking Bad, which in terms of scope is relatively small, but it is so brilliantly written and brilliantly acted and directed and the characters have such depth to them that you’re just dying for that next episode,” Goldberg tells Collider.

Robert Patrick Terminator 2 photo“Or you watch Netflix, which we’re happy to be in business with on Grace and Frankie, and you sit down and you stop your life and you binge watch until you actually have to sleep. So it’s on a case-by-case basis. Here’s the thing: at the end of the day, everything we do at Skydance is going to come back to one thing and one thing only, and that’s story. It always starts with story. I had a few people as I was coming up in the business who when you asked what’s the key to Hollywood, they would say ‘don’t be stupid, it’s just the story.’ It’s where everything else starts, it’s the thing you layer everything else on top of, so whether it’s going to have huge action, which of course we’re gonna do shows that fit into these sci-fi fantasy action and adventure space because we love them.”

Get more over at Collider – click here

Arnold Schwarzenegger Terminator half face photo

 

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