While it may be a while before we see a fourth Terminator film, fans of the franchise will be happy to hear that a television show is now on the fast-track to production. Warner Bros. TV has tapped David Nutter to direct the pilot for The Sarah Connor Chronicles, with filming to begin early next year in New Mexico.

Story will take place immediately after Terminator 2: Judgment Day, following Sarah Connor as she lives a life on the run, and casting for the show will begin immediately. For those of you itching to know, Linda Hamilton (who played Connor in the first two Terminator installments) and Arnold Schwarzenegger will not be reprising their roles.

Personally, I think the project has some solid talent behind it, what with Josh Friedman (War of the Worlds, The Black Dahlia) penning the script and Nutter (who also directed pilots for Smallville, Without a Trace and Supernatural) behind the camera. Nutter also has a connection to Terminator helmer James Cameron, as he directed the pilot for Cameron's Dark Angel. All promising, but the quality of this show will rest heavily upon whoever is cast as Sarah Connor. Oh, and those robots better look cool.