What’s on the Terminator Timeline?
The Terminator timeline is tricky to arrange, since it involves time travel, the result of which leads to alternate timelines. Terminator has also spawned a lot of comics and other tie-in media, most of which is not considered canonical, especially the comics that often crossed over with the likes of Robocop or other franchises.
So most tie-in media is not included on this timeline. However, there are a few novels that are worth including, as well as the Sarah Connor Chronicles that aired on television. All in all, we think this is the best order to experience a more complete story of the Terminator franchise.
|1||Terminator||Buy||The Terminator||Film||James Cameron||1984|
|2||Terminator||Buy||Terminator 2: Judgment Day||Film||James Cameron||1991|
|3||Terminator||Buy||T2: Infiltrator||Novel||S. M. Stirling||2001|
|4||Terminator||Buy||T2: Rising Storm||Novel||S. M. Stirling||2003|
|5||Terminator||Buy||T2: The Future War||Novel||S. M. Stirling||2004|
|6||Terminator||Buy||The Sarah Connor Chronicles (Season 1)||Television||Josh Friedman||2007|
|7||Terminator||Buy||The Sarah Connor Chronicles (Season 2)||Television||Josh Friedman||2008|
|8||Terminator||Buy||Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines||Film||Jonathan Mostow||2003|
|10||Terminator||Buy||Terminator Genisys||Film||Alan Taylor||2015|