It looks like Terra Nova is staying cancelled. Following FOX’s decision to cancel the TV series, 20th Century Fox TV started to shop the show around to other potential outlets, including Netflix.
The studio and Netflix apparently tried to hammer out a deal for season two but couldn’t come to terms. The prospect of another venue picking up Terra Nova is still a possibility since the actors are still under contract until June. However, the chances of anyone saving the show has always been a remote possibility at best, especially given the expensive production values and special effects. Each episode supposedly costs more than $4 million each.
According to TV Guide, the production costs weren’t the only factor in the show not being picked up by Netflix however. Apparently the international broadcasters, whose funds helped to pay for the first season, weren’t crazy about the prospect of the DVD-streaming service having the show as an exclusive. Without the heft of a major TV network behind the series, some international buyers were reluctant to commit to a second season.
Though the stars of Terra Nova are technically still attached to the series, some have already found new work. Jason O’Mara signed to star opposite Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, and Carrie-Anne Moss in a new untitled pilot for CBS. It’s set in 1960s Las Vegas and revolves around real-life lawman Ralph Lamb. Allison Miller was cast as a “guest star” in a comedy pilot for NBC called Go On.
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