Fox Gears Up For “Terminator” Series Pilot
Fox Broadcasting has given the go-ahead on a pilot for The Sarah Connor Chronicles, based on the Terminator movie franchise.
Variety reports the project was green-lit partly because it’s being directed by David Nutter – helmer of many successful TV pilots, including startups for Smallville, Without a Trace and Terminator director James Cameron’s former Fox series, Dark Angel.
The anticipated Chronicles pilot plans to reveal events after the second film, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, when characters Sarah Connor (played by Linda Hamilton in the movies) and her teenage son, John Connor go on the run.
If successful, the subsequent series will follow the mother and future leader of the resistance against machines, as they stay on the move to avoid being found by more ‘terminators’ from the future.