Thursday 23 October 2014

New Terminator TV show planned

Published 09/12/2013 | 11:46

Arnold Schwarzenegger played the Terminator in the original film series

The Terminator is set to return to the small screen, with a television spin-off series in the works.

The new show, which will be written and executively produced by Thor screenwriters Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller, will be a "companion piece" to the upcoming films, reported Deadline.

The planned TV series, which comes four years after Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles ended its run on US screens, will follow on from the first Terminator film in 1984, but take the story in a different direction. The big-screen reboot and the programme will then intersect with each other in "surprising and dramatic ways".

The forthcoming movie reboot, which is being written by Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier, is currently auditioning actresses to play Sarah Connor, with Emilia Clarke and Brie Larson reported to be on the shortlist.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, who played the Terminator in the original film franchise, will reprise his role in the new trilogy, which is described as a "time-spanning story that sees him tasked with protecting Sarah as she grows up."

Thor: The Dark World's Alan Taylor will direct the first film in the new series, which is set for release in 2015.

The Terminator franchise, which launched in 1984, extends to three sequels and has made more than one billion US dollars at the worldwide box office.

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