Netflix announced on Friday that it is producing an original anime series based on “Terminator”.
This is the first animated TV adaptation of the franchise.
“Terminator is one of the most iconic sci-fi stories ever created–and has only grown more relevant to our world over time.” said John Derderian, Netflix, Vice President of Japan & Anime in a press release.
“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.”
The series is produced in partnership with Production I.G., who also worked on Ghost in the Shell and B: The Beginning.
“I asked my long-time friend and colleague Mamoru Oshii what he thought about the idea of turning 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!,” said Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, President and CEO of Production I.G.
Netflix has yet to announce the title and release date of the anime.