Again facing relentless Terminators that will stop at nothing until John Connor, the future leader of the resistance, is eliminated, Sarah Connor stops running and starts fighting back against fate and the machines that are out for her son in the highly anticipated new series “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” premiering Monday, Jan. 14 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on Fox.
Unfolding where the film Terminator 2: Judgment Day leaves off, “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” finds Sarah (Lena Headey) and her 15-year-old son John Connor (Thomas Dekker) alone in a dangerous world. As fugitives from the law, they are confronted by the ever-evolving technological enemy bent on destroying their lives, and perhaps the world. Balancing his inevitable fate as the possible savior of mankind and his current life as an ordinary high school student, John must learn what it takes to become the future leader of the people’s resistance. His only friend is Cameron (Summer Glau), an enigmatic and otherworldly student at his high school who soon proves to be much more than his confidante she assumes the role of Sarah and John’s fearless protector. Together, Sarah, John and Summer, all extraordinary in their own right, attempt to become a “normal” family. On their trail are not only threats from the future, but an intelligent and tough FBI agent, James Ellison (Richard T. Jones), who just may become a powerful ally.
“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” represents an exciting reinvention of the “Terminator” film franchise, in which the strong and intrepid Sarah discovers that protecting her son and stopping the rise of the machines is more difficult than she had ever imagined.
Produced by C2 Pictures in association with Warner Bros. Television, “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” is executive-produced by Josh Friedman and John Wirth. James Middleton serves as consulting producer, while Toni Graphia serves as co-executive producer and Natalie Chaidez serves as a consulting producer for the series. The pilot was directed by David Nutter.
In related news, “Prison Break” will have its fall finale on Monday, Dec. 17. It will return to the Fox schedule in its regular time period Monday, April 14, 2008, and will air original episodes into June, along with 24, as previously announced.