I love the premise. An international Television conglomerate suffering from mediocre ratings for everything not Glee, decides to sink $4 million per episode on a big Jurassic production filmed on the other side of the planet. Just what we need… another big budget television epic.
Fox Entertainment president Kevin Reilly stated, “This thing is going to be huge!”
Set in the year 2149, Earth is on the verge of extinction. The air is unbreathable, the cities are collapsing, and hope is all but lost….. But wait! Scientists have a technological miracle at hand. They have built a machine to send settlers back in time — 85 million years back in time to resettle earth.
Now, I’m not genius, but you would think, being scientists and all, they would have chosen a time where dinosaurs did not rule the planet. Maybe they could’ve chosen a time after the meteor strike kills the dinosaurs and made the planet uninhabitable for several thousand years. Just sayin’.
Walking through the portal into the past is the Shannon family led by patriarch, Jim Shannon, played by Jason O’Mara – Life on Mars. With him are his wife, Elizabeth, and children, Josh and Maddy. Jim leaves behind a checkered past that will haunt him in the new world. Leading the colony at Terra Nova is Commander Nathan Taylor, played by Stephen Lang (You might remember Langs performance as Colonel Miles Quaritch in Avatar.)
The new world may be lush and green, but around every corner lies something or someone that wants to kill you. Sort of reminds you of home, doesn’t it.
Look for Terra Nova, coming to FOX TV this September.