FOX orders pilot for series based on ‘Terminator’ franchise

According to a report in Variety Wednesday night, the FOX network has ordered a pilot for a new science fiction series based on the Terminator movie franchise.

The show is being produced under the working title, The Sarah Connor Chronicles, although that may not be the final name actually used for the series if it is picked up for the 2006-2007 season.

According to the report, the series will focus on the Sarah Connor character and her son, John Connor, in the time period set after Terminator 2 as they battle to save the world and themselves from an onslaught of killer machines.

None of the actors of any of the original films are expected to be involved with the TV series.