Terra Nova: Cancelled by Fox, Season 2 Rejected by Netflix

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May 9, 2012

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The sci-fi/family drama centered around dinosaurs and prehistoric times has been juggled left and right by network companies after facing the tragic demise from its original producer, Fox. Terra Nova premiered last September 2011 where in 9.2 million viewers tuned in for the two hour pilot episode. Furthermore, the pilot which was shot in Australia, charged the network a lavish $14 million. The rest of the episodes however, were estimated to cost $4 million each. Fox President Kevin Reilly stated on an interview, “This thing is going to be huge. It’s going to take an enormous production commitment.”

Obviously, the world of Jurassic Park and Avatar combined is already chaotic just by the thought of it — what else can you expect creating and building it?

Despite the vigorous investments, the ratings of the show’s steady performance did not live up to its production value. Bill Carter from NY Times stated that, “The show’s popularity did increase significantly, however, when delayed viewing on digital recorders was included — to about 10 million viewers and a 3.6 rating among the 18-to-49 age group. Typically, those would be good enough numbers for a drama to be renewed in most circumstances. But “Terra Nova” cost so much that it probably needed to be an outright hit to justify a second season.”

I think that that statement is downright the major factor here. Terra Nova is just too ambitious for a normal TV show that it would be quite impossible for the writers to deliver something epic on a weekly basis.

Now that all cards lay on the table, I think that Fox was rational enough for the time being about pulling the plug on the show. However, just days after the official statement from Fox, Netflix manifested some interest about saving the show for another season. Unfortunately, that one and only hope for the dinosaur-packed series eventually vanished. Mark Wilson from About.com sighted one major factor regarding the matter which is “international dimension.”

“The high cost of entertainment production–both films and television–has long been offset by the promise of lucrative foreign sales. But Netflix does not yet have the status of a “broadcaster” in foreign markets, which made it less likely that Netflix would be able to massage the bottom line on Terra Nova with overseas sales.” Wilson further added.

Although no recent updates have been made yet, Terra Nova will be probably gone for good. I think that the show had already contributed its enough share of public opinion to receive another ax from a certain network. What do you think? Are you still hoping for Terra Nova season 2? Hit our comment boxes below!

  • Jackson

    plz put it back on i love terra nova. it is my fav show.

  • neeco

    i love the show make a second season plz.
    i think a lot of people want to see a second season.
    even if it would cost i would still buy it to watch it .

  • carson

    plz somone pick up the show a lot of people would lov eto see it.

  • robb craig

    I loved it and want more maybe we can start a save terra nova fund and sale spots on it like coke and nike lol

  • Samuel

    Come on! Terra Nova is probably the best television show i’ve seen for decades! Brilliant visual effects, thrilling storyline, dramatic twists… What more do you want from them? I know it has a high budget but I think it is worth it. I am sick of all the drama on television, we need action and adventure so get your act together, get recording so we can all have something to look forward to.

  • ocea101

    I need terra nova!!!! Why do they always cancel the good ones????

  • tom

    was the best show i have watched in a long time

  • Kirsten Day-Pope

    This was the 1st TV show me and my husband both enjoyed. He is more about cop shows and im more of a fantasy fanatic and this show had it all. It amazed me to see him get into a show I loved to watch they definitely need another season.

  • ml og organics

    i have to say i liked this show better then the walking dead i like to see season 2 if they would bring it back i mean really why can it this can stand up to great tv shows like sleepy hollow, bones,i mean cant they just shoot 1 episode a month please..

  • Anthony Parker

    They need a buyer cause that was a good show.

  • Knightsong

    I just watched season one and am totally impressed what a great Sci Fi… it’s a no brainer there should be several more seasons… ???

  • Jay

    A Terra Nova Movie would surely revive the Series.

  • Jay

    Come on Fox !! Surely a Terra Nova Movie Would Revive the Series ??

  • TJ

    You got that right on NOT WATCHING FOX ANYMORE….. As soon as I realized fox was being lame and netflix wasn’t quite ready to take it on I was very sad. Like others had mentioned, AT LEAST do a mini series or SOME sort of wrap up of the storyline… Leaving things wide open is NOT in the least bit entertaining with shows like this… good luck fox. i’m sure you’ll be just fine if you STICK TO THE NEWS ONLY… Stop putting excellent shows up just to cancel them out making room for garbage. MOST DEFINITELY idiots running the majority of networks for sure…

  • Terra Nova Fan

    I for one wish for another season or even more, I enjoyed it and would love to see a comeback!

  • Caryn

    Great family series. Not a lot of family values left in our society , why wouldn’t you want to continue such a fantastic show???? Simpsons for the last 20 years really?!! Trash versed values , what’s wrong with this picture??

  • Sam

    The minute it came on Netflix my mom and I watched it straight to the end! It wasn’t perfect but no show is the first thirteen episodes! I say invest the money and count the Netflix ratings. I can’t get cable where I live but that doesn’t mean my vote shouldn’t count. Hope things will work out :)

  • emily

    Their should be a season 2 I loved that show :( plus it left me on a cliff hanger

  • Eric

    Still very disappointed!!! Just watched the series again and am amazed that no-one will continue Terra Nova. This is good tv. Great characters, a acting, and cool dinosaurs. Come on Fox, SyFy or Netflix. Work something out!

  • Michael

    I LOVED Terra Nova and the Shannon family! Everyone I’ve talked to who had seen this show wants another season including myself! Stupid Fox! Teasing us with a show obviously much too ambitious for them!

  • justin

    i personally think that the show is great yea money to the company is goo but you get into show biz for the people. not the money give the people what they want and suck the losses
    i know it takes money to produce a good series but ppl want to see this show i know i wanted more from it

  • Josie

    I lovvveeedd the show!! I was hooked instenly!!! Please bring the show back if only I heard about it sooner!!!!