Netflix drops teaser trailer for Terminator: The Anime Series

During their Geeked Week event, Netflix teased Terminator: The Anime Series, an all new addition to the legendary franchise.

Last Updated on November 21, 2023

Considering how big the Terminator franchise has been, you’d think there would have been more TV-focused content based on it. Until now, the only T.V. version of the Terminator we had was the (rather good) The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Yet, with the film franchise on ice post-Dark Fate, Netflix is teasing an all-new streaming spin-off, albeit an animated one!

Indeed, as part of their Geeked Week event, the streamer unveiled a teaser trailer (which is little more than a title at this point) for Terminator: The Anime Series. Sporting music that pays homage to Brad Fiedel’s iconic score, the teaser promised a new addition to the franchise from Skydance, Japan Animation Studio Production I.G., and Mattson Tomlin (Mother/Android). At the moment, James Cameron doesn’t seem to be involved.

Here’s the synopsis from Deadline:

A future war has raged for decades between the few human survivors and an endless army of machines. 1997: the A.I. known as Skynet gained self-awareness and began its war against humanity. Caught between the future and this past is a soldier sent back in time to change the fate of humanity. She arrives in 1997 to protect a scientist named Malcolm Lee who works to launch a new A.I. system designed to compete with Skynet’s impending attack on humanity. As Malcolm navigates the moral complexities of his creation, he is hunted by an unrelenting assassin from the future which forever alters the fate of his three children.

There is no news yet on what the voice cast will be like, and the show doesn’t have a release date other than 2024. The series will consist of eight episodes. With Arnold Schwarzenegger doing FUBAR with the streamer, maybe we’ll get a voice cameo?

Are you excited for Terminator: The Anime Series? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Deadline

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