For those who don’t know, animation studio Production IG has worked on some of the most iconic anime of all time, dating back to the original Ghost in the shell film up to recent releases like THE Star Wars Visions anthology. For Terminator — which does not yet have an official name, by the way, and which is in some ways the first animated version of the franchise — the eight-episode series will be directed by Masashi Kudo, best known for having worked on the Bleach franchise, starring Mattson Tomlin (Project power And Mother/Android) as writer and showrunner.
As for where it fits into the Terminator timeline, here is the official premise:
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 becomes aware of itself and begins its war against humanity. Caught between the future and this past, a soldier is sent back in time to change the destiny of humanity.
She arrives in 1997 to protect a scientist named Malcolm Lee who is working to launch a new AI system designed to rival Skynet’s impending attack on humanity. As Malcolm navigates 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.