What To Know About The Anticipated Terminator Anime Series On Netflix

By Sue P January 23, 2024

On Aug. 30, 1997, the Terminator franchise left an indelible mark, warning us of a future where artificial intelligence, embodied by Skynet, rises against its creators. Now, Netflix is set to plunge audiences into the heart of this dystopian saga with Terminator: The Anime Series.

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A Recap

In the wake of the highest-grossing film of 1991, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, the series unfolds in a world torn between flesh-and-blood resistance fighters and time-traveling cyborgs. Aug. 30, 1997, marks the pivotal moment when Skynet becomes self-aware, sparking a relentless war between man and machine spanning decades.

What is Terminator: The Anime Series About?

For those uninitiated into the Terminator mythos, the narrative is straightforward. A determined cyborg known as the Terminator is sent from the future with a singular objective: to eradicate Sarah Connor and her unborn son, John, who is destined to thwart the malevolent Skynet. While the AI threat in our reality remains confined to algorithms and language models, the anime series serves as a chilling reminder of the consequences of unbridled artificial intelligence.

Who is Behind Terminator: The Anime Series?

Skydance takes the reigns of executive production together with Japan Animation Studio Production I.G. Mattson Tomlin expressed appreciation for the chance to reimagine Terminator as he brings his expert writing skills to the show. Tomlin pledges a storyline that “defies conventions, challenges expectations, and possesses genuine boldness.”

Is There a Trailer?

The teaser, unveiled at Netflix’s Geeked Week, tantalizingly reveals the title but leaves much to the imagination. This glimpse into the dark future teases an anime series that promises to redefine the Terminator experience.

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When is Terminator: The Anime Series Arriving?

Though Netflix has been decidedly coy with the teaser and trailer, fans can rest easy as the show is expected to make its debut sometime in early 2024. Prepare for an immersive journey into the heart of a future where the line between man and machine is blurred, and survival is a high-stakes game.