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Rosario Dawson and others join Netflix’s TERMINATOR ZERO anime series

Rosario Dawson and others join Netflix’s TERMINATOR ZERO anime series

Rosario Dawson has joined Timothy Olyphant in Netflix’s upcoming anime series Terminator Zero along with some other actors.

Dawson (Ahsoka) will take on the role of Kokoro, “an advanced artificial intelligence and Japan’s answer to Skynet. If brought online, Kokoro will be equipped with the same power as Skynet.”

Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale, MASS) has joined the cast and will play The Prophet, “the philosophical guide to human endurance, a light that guides survivors into the darkness of the unknown future that awaits them.”

Other new cast members include André Holland (In the Moonlight, The Knick) as Malcolm Lee, “a genius computer programmer and father of three, haunted by prophetic nightmares of an apocalyptic future.”

Then, there is Sonoya Mizuno (House of the Dragon, Crazy Rich Asians), who will voice Eiko, “a resistance fighter sent back in time to stop Malcolm from launching Kokoro.”

Olyphant will play Terminator.

The series description reads: “2022: A future war has raged for decades between the few human survivors and an endless army of machines. 1997: The artificial intelligence known as Skynet gains self-awareness and begins its war against humanity.

“Trapped between the future and the present, there is a soldier sent back in time to change the fate of humanity. He arrives in 1997 to protect a scientist named Malcolm Lee who works to launch a new artificial intelligence system designed to compete with Skynet’s impending attack on humanity.

“As Malcolm grapples with the moral complexities of his creation, he is hunted by a relentless assassin from the future who forever alters the fate of his three children.”

The series is set in the same universe as James Cameron, but the Connor family is not part of the plot. It will focus on all new characters.

Terminator Zero comes from the showrunner/executive producer/writer Mattson Tomlin (Project Power, Batman II), and explained that the series will have the same kind of sci-fi horror feel as Cameron’s original film.

Tomlin previously said: “There is a completely valid version of the Terminator franchise where the Terminator is synonymous with Jason and Freddy, where he is a relentless serial killer. There’s a bit of Friday the 13th here. There’s a little bit of Michael Myers in there.”

The anime comes from the Japanese animation studio Production IG (Ghost in the shell). The first season will consist of eight episodes and will be released on Netflix on August 29, 2024.

Source: deadline

by Joey Paur
Source: Geek Tyrant

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