Using a Terminator TV show to promote an upcoming film didn’t work with Sarah Connor Chronicles and “Terminator: Salvation.” Still, Skydance Productions and Annapurna Pictures, the team rebooting the Terminator trilogy, are trying it again.
Deadline reports that “X-Men: First Class” writers Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller will write and executive produce the TV show. Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier, writers of the new movie, will executive produce as well. It will follow a “critical moment” from the 1984 film, which apparently will happen again in the new movie trilogy. It is not a continuation of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, so that cliffhangerish ending is still hanging. With Paramount poised to hit the reset button, it will probably remain unresolved.
Shared universe is one of the new buzzwords where TV and movie properties are concerned now. Disney/Marvel have certainly made their heroes relevant at the box office, but Agents of SHIELD is still finding its way on TV. Of course, this is Hollywood we’re talking about. Projects are quickly imitated, whether there is any proof of success or not.
Does a new Terminator movie trilogy and TV show excite you, or should Skynet become self aware and end this already?