Terminator: The TV Series

Well, there seems to be an attempt to make up for Sarah Connor's cop-out absence in Terminator 3... Once of cinemas all-time greatest kick-ass heroines is getting her own TV series. Of course, it won't be the same without Linda Hamilton, and film-to-TV adaptations have as bad a track record as film-to-game adaptations, but I thought it was interesting enough news for Terminator fans like myself.

I just have the horrible feeling it will be week after week of cyborgs being sent back to wipe out Sarah and John Connor, before the leading lady pegs from cancer.

From: ComingSoon.net

Sarah Connor Chronicles Gets the Green Light

Warner Bros. TV has set David Nutter to direct the pilot for "The Sarah Connor Chronicles," prompting Fox Broadcasting to officially greenlight production on the "Terminator"-themed project.

Nutter, whose last 12 pilots have all been picked up to series, also will serve as executive producer. Andy Vajna and Mario Kassar's C2 Pictures, which produced the most recent "Terminator" feature, is producing with Warner Bros. TV.

Fox made a put pilot commitment to "Connor" last fall, picking up the script from executive producer Josh Friedman (War of the Worlds). Kassar and Vajna will also executive produce.

Casting on "Connor" will begin immediately, with filming expected to commence early next year in New Mexico.

Nutter -- who directed the pilots of successes such as "Smallville," "Without a Trace" and "Supernatural" -- has a connection with original "Terminator" helmer James Cameron, having directed the pilot for Cameron's Fox series "Dark Angel."

The new installment in the "Terminator" franchise revolves around Connor and her savior son, John Connor. The series will explore what happened to Sarah Connor after the end of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, when the character went on the run.


MysticScout said…
Ooh, this is exciting news! I'm a big fan of David Nutter's work, so, if he is true to form, I'm sure it will at least be a series to watch out for.
I agree with you btw - I think Sarah Connor was the forerunner to another kickass heroine - Alias's Sydney Bristow. Gotta love those complex characters!
Pfangirl said…
I'll give it a chance but I see it as one of those series that starts off well but then gets repetitive.

I really hope they get the casting right, and that they go for personality instead of some up-and-coming hottie. That's crucial.
MysticScout said…
You may be right although I hope not. Worse still is that it does take some interesting twists and turns and gets cancelled half way (remember Dark Angel and Threshhold?)There are few things more frustrating than having a good storyline that is never allowed to be fully developed.
On a tangent....Surface is taking some interesting and cliff-hanger twists and turns. The more I watch it the more gripping it becomes. That gives me hope that other series would recognise the value of actually being gripping rather than repetitive.

Casting is crucial, I agree. If you look at Sarah Connor's metamorphosis from Terminator 1 to T2, I dont see how they can go the young hottie route - after all, by T2 she was already very hardcore. We will have to wait and see...

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