As some of you may or may not know, Terminator is getting a reboot. There is going to be a new trilogy of films alongside an interconnecting television show. Today it has been announced that Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz will be writing and executive producing the TV portion of the new Terminator initiative. David Ellison’s Skydance Productions and Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures hired the two and it seems the TV series will be released in conjuncture with new movies.
Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz are two names most geeks should know. The duo has often worked together, so this time is no exception. The pair have already written for several TV shows including Andromeda, The Twilight Zone, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and Fringe. Miller and Stentz are not only limited to television. Both of them have writing credits for several movies in their resumes, such as the timeless classic Agent Cody Banks. Oh, and they also wrote some indie movies called Thor and X-Men: First Class. Perhaps you’ve seen them? I heard they were modest successes in the box office. Miller and Stentz have also produced for The Twilight Zone, Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, and Fringe.
It’s safe to say these two certainly have the chops to pull off an amazing Terminator show seeing as they had already done so before. On a side note: WHY DID YOU CANCEL SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES FOX?!! WHHHHHHHYYYYYYYYYY?!!!!!!!
I’m fine. I’m fine.
Anyway, I do worry Miller and Stentz might be taking a page out of Guillermo Del Toro’s many notebooks and are taking on more then they can chew. In addition to the new Terminator show, they’ve also been hired to write Top Gun 2. So I’m worried the two might be spreading themselves a bit too thin. Still they’ve shown they can handle a pretty heavy work load so I’m very much with these two the whole way. It also helps that they won’t be the only ones serving as executive producers on the show. The writers of the first film in the new trilogy, Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier will also be executive producers.
I’m very interested in the fact that the show and movies will intersect. I’m very curious how they will pull this off. The fact they seem to be having the writers heavily involved in all aspects shows how seriously they are taking this ambitious project.
What do you guys think of Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz writing the TV show? Do you think they’ll be able to pull off the intersecting movie and TV show story lines? Let us know in the comments!