The Terminator Will Be Back… in New Anime Series at Netflix


Netflix has been making a hard push into the world of anime over the past few years. In 2017, they found tremendous success with their Castlevania animated series, which was both released and renewed in the same day. Variety reports that the streaming service is also in the process of developing a Splinter Cell anime written by John Wick veteran Derek Kolstad, as well as a series based on Zack Snyder’s upcoming Army of the Dead.


John Derderian, the company’s vice president of anime, expressed excitement about the new Netflix exclusive project, saying “Terminator is one of the most iconic sci-fi stories ever created — and has only grown more relevant to our world over time.” It’s a sobering sentiment about a franchise hinging on technology’s inevitable revolution against its creators made by a representative of a digital platform.



Variety reported that the good folks at Netflix have ordered an anime series based on the beloved property. Set to be a co-production with Ghost in the Shell, and B: The Beginning” studio Production I.G, the anime will mark the Terminator property’s first foray into the world of animated television.


And that’s not all! Project Power’s Mattson Tomlin, fresh from writing the script for Matt Reeves’ long-awaited The Batman, has been brought on as both showrunner and executive producer. Beyond that, details remain scarce in these early days, but that won’t stop us from trying to sleuth our way through what we know so far, piecing clues together like they’re the opposite of half of a Terminator’s face.




Netflix did not announce a release window or title for its Terminator anime.

Chris Braly

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