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Anime, as a medium of storytelling, is huge and it's only getting bigger as companies like Netflix are investing in anime versions of popular franchises. You might have already watched Netflix's interpretation of Castlevania, which has been hugely popular. Or heard of The Witcher spin-off animated movie on the way to the streaming platform - but now Netflix is investing in a new Terminator anime, because why not?
According to Variety, Netflix has given the go-ahead for a new anime Terminator series. Right now, the details are few and far between, nothing on plot, timeline, or anything to do with the content of the series is known - but there are a few exciting quotes from the team working on the project.
Netflix will be working with Skydance on the series, which produced both of the latest Terminator films - Terminator: Dark Fate and Terminator: Genisys. Production I.G is also producing the project, a company that has anime experience in Ghost in the Shell, Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Attack on Titan: Junior High as well as a huge list of other projects.
John Derderian, Netflix's vice president of Japan and anime, is quoted by Variety as saying, "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."
In a way that "has never been done before"? That could mean so much for the series. Perhaps a complete reimagining, a bit like the Castlevania story was, or perhaps a bit like The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, it'll be an anime series that connects back to main films of the Terminator universe. We're curious to see which direction Netflix takes when trailers eventually drop.