Yes, you heard right. One of the most iconic science fiction stories in history, The Terminator, will be an anime series on Netflix. According to the news by Variety, Netflix has placed an order for the Terminator anime series.
As the project is still in a very early stage, the producers are keeping the plot as a secret. The series is being produced by Skydance, the company which produced the last two Terminator movies. The series will be produced with the partnership of Production I.G. We know Production I.G from other animes series like Ghost in the Shell, B: The Beginning, and Eden of the East.
Netflix’s vice president of Japan, John Derderian said: “Terminator is one of the most iconic sci-fi stories ever created–and has only grown more relevant to our world over time. 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 be the executive producer of the series. He said: “Tomlin said. “I’m honored that Netflix and Skydance have given me the opportunity to approach Terminator.”.
Terminator Anime Series
In an interview, Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, president and CEO of Production I.G, said: “I asked my long-time friend and colleague Mamoru Oshii what he thought about the idea of turning the Terminator into an animated series. 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!”.
The Netflix series will be the first anime series of the Terminator franchise. Terminator series is a huge success with a total of six movies. Stay tuned, enjoy.