Terra Nova: Star of Cancelled Series Accepts New Role

Terra Nova starFOX recently cancelled Terra Nova after 13 episodes. Word is that the studio is trying to shop a second season of the TV show to another outlet. One of those possibilities is Netflix, the DVD and streaming company that’s bankrolling the fourth season of another cancelled FOX series, Arrested Development.

There’s no word if there’s been any progress on that front but star Jason O’Mara has a new show lined up. He’s booked a leading role in a high-profile period drama about Ralph Lamb, a real-life rodeo cowboy who became the Sheriff of Las Vegas.

If the pilot is picked up, O’Mara will play Frank Lamb, the diplomatic younger brother of Dennis Quaid’s lawman character. Meanwhile, Michael Chiklis has signed on to play a Chicago mob figure. Set in the 1960s, the untitled Ralph Lamb project is written by Goodfellas scribe Nicholas Pileggi and Greg Walker and will be directed by James Mangold.

It seems like, with this much high-profile talent on board, the CBS pilot’s very likely to get a pick up. If by chance Terra Nova does find a new home, O’Mara will have to return to pre-historic times on FOX. I believe the studio has O’Mara’s Terra Nova option locked in until June. CBS should decide about their pilot by their upfronts in May.

If he gets to do the Ralph Lamb project, this will be O’Mara’s third TV series that’s not set in modern day. Life on Mars and Terra Nova were both set in the past and the future. When asked by Matt Mitovich on Twitter if he refused to play modern day characters, O’Mara joked back, “I only do period. Period.”

What do you think? Are you still hoping Terra Nova is saved? Are you more interested in O’Mara’s new project?

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  1. says

    Renew it, I’m begging you! Shows as great and as ambitious as this come only once in about 6 lifetimes! I just don’t get why FOX cancelled this but renewed horrible shows like Bob’s Burgers and Family Guy! Trust me on this, and I know I’m right! By the way, I have friends. This means I can AND WILL persuade them to drop FOX if you don’t renew Terra Nova! AND extreme amounts of Facebook followers count as “friends” too, and I will persuade them with my amazing skills! Using that weak brain of yours, FOX, you should know I mean it.

  2. Cheryl Davis says

    I loved Terra Nova, the entire cast and story line! How could it be cancelled and other crappy shows be put on? It is such a shame! Dinosaurs made the show and it should be brought back! the execs at FOX should go a see a shrink! Seriously!!

    Bring back Terra Nova!

    Cheryl Davis

  3. Bigbear12 says

    I cant believe they canceled it, its like an Advancement in television such as Avatar in the film industry… I also like Dinosaurs. There isn’t any good movies or series with Dinosaurs and such a good story line. I live in South Africa and we get things later than America. So hearing the show was canceled I realized FOX was retarded to cancel, i mean who watches the crap they show besides walking dead, I think they should bring it back and if it rises in poll then continue. I’ll never support fox in anything they do. I’m disgusted… BRING TERRA NOVA BACK!!!!

  4. Larry says

    I loved this show. Anything with dinosaurs appeals to me. Plus the wife and the eldest daughter were very good looking.

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