• [NEWS] Netflix orders "Terminator" anime series

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    From Variety.com ...

    'Terminator' Anime Series Ordered at Netflix
    A "Terminator" anime series has been ordered at Netflix, 
    Variety has learned.

    As the project is still in the early stages, plot details
    are being kept under wraps. Netflix has partnered with
    Skydance on the series, with Skydance having produced the
    last two "Terminator" films. The series is produced in
    partnership with Production I.G , who Netflix has had a
    production line deal with since 2018. Production I.G's
    past anime credits include "Ghost in the Shell,"
    "B: The Beginning," and "Eden of the East."

    "'Terminator' is one of the most iconic sci-fi stories
    ever created-and has only grown more relevant to our world
    over time," said John Derderian, Netflix's vice president
    of Japan and anime. "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."

    Mattson Tomlin will serve as showrunner and executive
    producer on the series. Tomlin most recently wrote the
    Netflix original film "Project Power" and worked on the
    screenplay for Matt Reeves' upcoming film "The Batman." He
    is repped by CAA, Grandview, and Goodman Genow.

    "Anyone who knows my writing knows I believe in taking big
    swings and going for the heart," Tomlin said. "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."

    The "Terminator" franchise has been wildly successful, with
    the six films to date having grossed over $2 billion
    worldwide. The most recent entries were "Terminator: Dark
    Fate" and "Terminator: Genisys." Although the Netflix series
    will be the first animated series in the franchise's history,
    it has previously been adapted for the small screen. The
    live-action drama "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles"
    aired on Fox for two seasons with Lena Headey starring as
    Sarah Connor and Thomas Dekker starring as John Connor.
    Summer Glau starred as the Terminator sent back in time to
    protect John.

    "I asked my long-time friend and colleague Mamoru Oshii what
    he thought about the idea of turning the 'Terminator' into
    an animated series," said Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, president and
    CEO of Production I.G. "His response was 'Ishikawa, are you
    out of your mind?' At that instant, I was confident we should
    get onboard. As huge fans, our team at Production I.G is
    putting their heart and souls into creating this series. We
    hope fans will enjoy it!"

    News of the "Terminator" anime series comes as Netflix is
    making an increased push into the anime arena. In addition to
    several such projects that have already launched, such as
    "Castlevania" and "Blood of Zeus," the streamer also has
    several others in the works. Among those is a "Splinter Cell"
    series from "John Wick" writer Derek Kolstad and an anime
    spinoff of the Zack Snyder Netflix film "Army of the Dead."


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