Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Creator On Potential Kickstarter Campaign

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Last week, the Veronica Mars Kickstarter campaign explored the possibilities for short-lived TV series to come back in a big way. Whether or not the Veronica Mars movie will be a big success is inconsequential, because the door has theoretically been opened for other beloved canceled TV series to find an audience after their death. Could a TV series like Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles come back as well? According to its creator, don’t count on it.

Screenwriter Josh Friedman created and developed Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles for Fox in 2008. The series ran only two seasons before it was canceled due to low ratings. But with the success of the Veronica Mars Kickstarter campaign, Sarah Connor fans want the same thing for their favorite TV series. Friedman recently took to Twitter to break the news to fans that a Sarah Connor movie project is unlikely. Read his tweets below:



Opening in the year 1999, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles followed the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Sarah (Lena Headey) and John Connor (Thomas Dekker) are on the run from the FBI, when a new terminator model is sent back in time to once again try to kill John Connor. He is rescued by yet another terminator model called “Cameron” (Summer Glau), sent back from the year 2027. Sarah, John, and Cameron make a temporal leap to the year 2007 to escape the villainous T-888 and the FBI, and then set out to once again try to defeat Skynet before it wipes out most of humanity.

Although the TV series was a critical success, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles suffered from low ratings. The second season finale — which turned out to be the series finale — ended with a big cliffhanger. It would have been interesting to see how that would have played out in season three or a movie, but it doesn’t sound like that’s going to happen.


  1. biatch says:

    What a non-story… Can you write more articles about movies and TV shows that are *not* going to be made?

  2. Guest says:

    Screw a movie. Just give the fans what they want and bring TTSCC back for a season3 dammitt!

  3. Screw a movie. Just give the fans what they want and bring TTSCC back for a season3 dammitt! Still can’t believe no other network, especially SyFy or FX, hasnt picked it up! :

  4. Nick says:

    Dreadful series that should stay dead. Spend the money on a Firefly reunion instead!

  5. one of the problems with TSCC is the fact that the cost of doing the show vs the ratings. Just like Heroes, TSCC started out with good numbers and trailed off. Eventually, Fox wasn’t seeing the upside of running the show any longer.
    TSCC was a good show, in the beginning, but i just wondering just how many suits got involved with their notes about crap they don’t understand or follow.

  6. @#56 says:

    I want more Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles!!!! T.T can’t belive these big tv networks are kicking Terminator on the ass like James Cameron did!! Assholes!