New ‘Terminator’ Anime Embraces Horror

by Rob Caprilozzi

Prepare to be terminated.

Continuing with their summer preview series, the team at Entertainment Weekly turned their attention to a new anime series headed to Netflix called Terminator Zero. In addition to an interview with director Matt Tomlin, the entertainment magazine also revealed the first four images of the series, which can be seen below.

Set in Japan during the year 1997 the show will take place right on the cusp of Judgement Day and will treat the other films as canon. “We’re not going to pretend that the third movie didn’t happen,” said Tomlin. “We’re not going to pretend the sixth movie didn’t happen.”

Another interesting fact about the anime series is that it will not feature Sarah and John Connor.  “I think that it’s time to go into new characters and not burden myself with another John and Sarah Connor saga,” said Tomlin. “There’s been a run at that a couple of times.”

The director also says that he has embraced the horror elements of the first two films in the franchise. “There’s a completely valid version of the Terminator franchise where the Terminator is synonymous with Jason and Freddy, where he is this unrelenting serial killer,” he explained.

All episodes of the series are slated to premiere August 29th on Netflix. Keep it locked to Horror News Network for more on Terminator Zero.

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