Sci-Fi TV Series TERRA NOVA Premiere Gets Pushed Back
Published: March 12, 2011 - 11:10am
The pilot episode for Fox’s 2011 futuristic time travel show will now debut sometime in the fall. It stars Jason O'Mara, Allison Miller, Stephen Lang, Shelley Conn, Mido Hamada, Landon Liboiron, Naomi Scott and Alana Mansour.
Originally planned for a May premiere, Fox felt they were not quite ready to meet that deadline. "The world of 'Terra Nova' is visually stunning on multiple levels, and effects play an enormous part," said executive producer René Echevarria. "Premiering in the fall will give us the proper time to create a world never before seen on television." Fox Broadcasting's President of Entertainment Kevin Reilly went into further detail:
"The cutting-edge visual effects used to create the world of 'Terra Nova', which is of massive scope and scale, require more time to be realized. This aspect of the series is essential, so we are pushing back the special early preview date to give the visual effects team the time needed for their ground-breaking work."
An epic family adventure 85 million years in the making, TERRA NOVA follows an ordinary family embarking on an incredible journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a small part of a daring experiment to save the human race. In the year 2149 the world is dying. The planet is overdeveloped, overcrowded and overpolluted. With no known way to reverse the damage to the planet, scientists discover a portal to prehistoric Earth. This doorway leads to an amazing world, one that allows for a last-ditch effort to save the human race...a second chance to rebuild civilization and get it right this time.
The series centers on the Shannon family as they join the tenth pilgrimage of settlers to TERRA NOVA, the first colony of humans in this second chance for civilization. JIM SHANNON (O’Mara), a devoted father with a checkered past, guides his family – wife ELISABETH and children JOSH and MADDY – through this new land of limitless beauty, mystery and terror.
In addition to blue skies, rolling rivers and lush vegetation, TERRA NOVA offers new opportunities and fresh beginnings to its recent arrivals, but the Shannons have brought with them a famial secret that may threaten their citizenship in this utopia. These adventurers soon discover that this healthy, vibrant world is not as idyllic as it initially appears. The areas surrounding TERRA NOVA are filled with dangerous dinosaurs and other prehistoric threats, as well as external forces that may be intent on destroying this new world before it begins.