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Someone Terminated on 'Terminator'

July 28, 2008 3:03 PM

Sounds like John Connor is going to be experiencing some teen angst next season on “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.” A video preview of the upcoming season revealed John getting more proactive and finally coming out of hiding from beneath his emo hair with a new short haircut.

Creator Josh Friedman teased that something traumatic happens to John in the first episode and he finally accepts that a normal life is not in the cards for him. John and his mother, who will have to work harder for his love, will experience some growing pains.

There will be plenty of drama on the impending technological apocalypse front with new cast member Shirley Manson, a presence in black with fiery red hair, who said she felt like she “got a new band, but they’re younger and better-looking.” Manson was the lead singer with rock band Garbage.

“While the family is falling apart, SkyNet is evolving,” producer James Middleton said.

Producer John Worth, who called the show one of the most ambitious on TV, added that one of the people on the panel is going to die this season. So who was on the panel of potential targets?

Try everyone, including all the old regulars, plus newly promoted series regular Brian Austin Green, as well as Richard T. Jones, Garret Dillahunt and newcomer Manson. No Dean Winters, though.

Mr. Friedman gave Fox credit for putting “a ton of money into the marketing last year” for the series, which was the No. 1 new scripted show of the season.

“They’ve been great so far. I couldn’t ask for more,” he said.

And in a Comic-Con tradition, the producers announced that they will have online content for the new season.

Vlada Gelman

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