Next on Fox: Terminator: The Series!

by | November 10, 2005 | Comments

Variety reports that not only will a fourth "Terminator" movie become a reality some time relatively soon, but also that the Fox network is where you’ll eventually be able to find "The Sarah Connor Chronicles."

"Andy Vajna and Mario Kassar‘s C2 Pictures, which produced the most recent "Terminator" feature, has pacted with Warner Bros. TV and scribe Josh Friedman ("War of the Worlds") for the tentatively titled "The Sarah Connor Chronicles." Skein* will focus on robo-warrior Sarah Connor and her savior son John Connor.

Friedman is aboard to pen the pilot and serve as exec producer – showrunner of the series, which will take place in the fictional time frame between the second and third "Terminator" features.

In addition, Vajna confirmed that C2 is in "the final phases of development" of a fourth "Terminator" pic and that the series will have a link to what’s being envisioned as a new feature trilogy.

Friedman said his "challenge is trying to figure out how to reinterpret (Connor) for television."

Because the "Terminator" franchise involves time travel and alternate futures, Friedman believe he’ll be able to take a few plot liberties in the series — emphasis on "few."

"The last thing I want to do is take a title and exploit it," Friedman said. "The show needs to stand on its own while still being respectful of the franchise."

Unlike the features, "The Sarah Connor Chronicles" will not be non-stop shoot-’em-up or chase scenes, in large part because of the reduced budgets of television.

"There’s going to be a healthy dose of both (action and family drama)," Friedman said, noting that the "Terminator" mythology "has a lot of big ideas in it that don’t cost you a dime to explore.""

Incidentally, Josh Friedman actually blogs quite humorously. So click here if you want to see how dazzling the life of a screenwriter can be.

*Because "skein" is easier to type than is "show."

Tag Cloud

Crackle Star Trek cops LGBTQ Countdown Animation Marathons Trivia OWN Photos crime thriller Interview Holidays psycho TIFF war ESPN Freeform TBS A&E diversity boxoffice Pirates Red Carpet The CW Marvel Disney Emmys CBS Kids & Family Biopics Tumblr Netflix Summer CBS All Access vampires travel 2015 Thanksgiving TruTV MSNBC cooking PBS Martial Arts Drama CMT American Society of Cinematographers Adult Swim Podcast FX X-Men Winter TV Premiere Dates serial killer biography Calendar Infographic VH1 based on movie Showtime SDCC Video Games First Look cinemax Polls and Games singing competition Bravo Toys Amazon SundanceTV CNN FOX MTV DC Comics Lifetime Comic Book Set visit VICE Sneak Peek Teen Spring TV adventure Rom-Com Superheroes Reality IFC RT History Disney Channel supernatural AMC TNT composers NYCC BET ITV TLC DirecTV Sundance Box Office Dark Horse Comics Horror Oscars TV Land comiccon Universal 24 frames harry potter Best and Worst politics crime drama Rock Extras TCA 2017 Masterpiece dramedy President GLAAD period drama Trailer Character Guide Watching Series Fox News Opinion Rocky Fantasy TCA Food Network Mystery The Arrangement Starz Writers Guild of America Election technology Nominations GoT E! Music APB HBO 007 NBC ABC Family Schedule Nat Geo thriller Cosplay Tomatazos WGN USA Esquire Star Wars Musical BBC America police drama crime TCM Fall TV Certified Fresh Syfy sports GIFs Pop History Year in Review sitcom El Rey Musicals 2016 Ghostbusters Lionsgate aliens Hulu TV Logo Super Bowl Comedy Cartoon Network Valentine's Day Sci-Fi FXX Reality Competition zombie historical drama Awards Comedy Central ABC docudrama social media Action Grammys Winners science fiction Country Mary Tyler Moore 2017 BBC PaleyFest Nickelodeon discovery