Terminator Zero Anime Airing on August 29

    Judgement Day is almost here.

    Netflix has announced that Terminator Zero will air on August 29. The upcoming anime will adapt the beloved Terminator franchise.

    The first Terminator movie initially released in 1984. Directed by James Cameron, the movie was beloved by many for its innovative story and effects. Several sequels of varying success were released afterwards, such as Terminator 2Terminator 3Terminator SalvationTerminator Genisys, and more. 

    Terminator Zero Airing in August, New Pictures Revealed

    Terminator Zero Screenshot

    Netflix has revealed new pictures of the upcoming Terminator anime via a new Entertainment Weekly. The anime, now titled Terminator Zero, is also confirmed to be airing on August 29. If you’re a Terminator fan, this date might be significant, as it is the in-universe date of Judgement Day, the day that Skynet took over and unleashed the Terminators on humanity.

    The series will be developed by Skydance and Production I.G. and written by Mattson Tomlin. Mattson has worked on several famous pop culture properties in the past such as 2022’s The Batman and its upcoming 2025 sequel, The Batman Part II. Production I.G. is known for several anime over the last few years including Attack on Titan, Haikyu!Psycho Pass, and the upcoming Kaiju No.8

    Netflix describes the series as follows:

    2022: A future war has raged for decades between the few human survivors and an endless army of machines. 1997: The AI known as Skynet gained self-awareness and began its war against humanity.

    Caught between the future and this past is a soldier sent back in time to change the fate of humanity. She arrives in 1997 to protect a scientist named Malcolm Lee who works to launch a new AI system designed to compete with Skynet’s impending attack on humanity. As Malcolm navigates the moral complexities of his creation, he is hunted by an unrelenting assassin from the future which forever alters the fate of his three children.

    Lastly, Netflix will likely reveal a trailer for Terminator Zero in the coming weeks and months. The anime will air on August 29.


    Saras Rajpal
    Saras Rajpal
    Saras is a passionate creative writer, with a love for immersive sims, superhero games, and Persona. He is currently writing a thesis about Persona 5 and is pursuing a career as a full-time writer.

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