Netflix Interested in ‘Terra Nova’ Season 2

Published 2 years ago by , Updated March 8th, 2012 at 4:58 pm,

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Just days after Fox canceled Terra Nova, the Steven Spielberg-produced series may have found a new home for its second season on Netflix.

While the negotiations between Netflix and 20th Century TV (the studio that produces the show) are still preliminary, the studio’s attempt at selling the series to another network (or broadcast entity) may turn out to be successful after all.

If picked up, Terra Nova would become the second canceled Fox series to be picked up by Netflix. Last year, Netflix secured the rights to air Arrested Development season 4, a 10-episode season that will lead up to the long-awaited Arrested Development movie in 2013.

If Terra Nova were to move to Netflix, the series would be free from any network expectations of ratings to help fuel advertiser’s interest. For Netflix, they’re looking more towards providing their millions of subscribers with the ability to find the series for years to come, so there’s no need for a count of initial viewers.

When Netflix premiered their first original series Lilyhammer this year, the company declined to release ratings information on the series. Here’s what Netflix COO Ted Sarandos had to say about what they’re actually interested in (which isn’t ratings):

We have over 23 million streaming members and they’ll have the opportunity to discover Lilyhammer not just yesterday, today or this week, but over the course of several years.

Of course, if Terra Nova does move to Netflix, it’s unlikely that the television’s familiar 23-episode season will follow with it. While Terra Nova only received 11 episodes in its initial order, its continuation on Fox would have resulted in a much longer episode order for its second season.

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Fortunately, Terra Nova’s potential move to Netflix isn’t likely to bring with it a significant cut to the series’ budget. With Netflix already spending $3.8 million on the Kevin Spacey series House of Cards, it’s extremely possible that the digital streaming (and rental) service would be on board for the reported $4 million an episode of Terra Nova.

Additionally, with Fox footing the bill for all of the series’ visual effects, any previously created visual effects will be able to be reused without any additional financing. Of course, if Netflix wanted to shell out a few extra dollars, perhaps the series’ visual effects could be bettered for its digital debut.


We’ll keep you updated on the status of Terra Nova as news develops.

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Source: TV Guide

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  1. plz bring back terra nova

  2. I would really like to see the next season of Tierra nova , once upon a time , arrow , house of cards , and Marco Polo

  3. Just watched the first season of Terra Nova… I might cry if there isn’t a second season…scratch that..I will cry

  4. The Show Terr Nova is absolutely phenomenal and by far one of my favorites. Please bring season 2 to Netflix, and continue to make may more episodes to follow.

  5. Just finished watching Terra Nova. It is such a great show. Please, Netflix, make the second season. Everyone loves shows like this. It was so good. Please bring it back.

  6. Hey PLEASE bring back Terra Nova! It is an amazing show that needs a season 2!!! PLEASE I AM BEGGING YOU.

  7. Just finished watching Terra Nova and please pleasr please Netflix bring in the 2nd season

  8. please bring season 2 to netflix !!!!!!


  10. Season 2!!! Terra Nova was awesome we need to continue this! Come on Netflix pick it up !!

  11. I’m very very disappointed that there will be no season 2 of terra nova. I just finished the season 1 on netflix and I immediately was hooked. BRING BACK TERRA NOVA!

  12. I haven’t even finished watching season one of Terra Nova yet and I am already sure I want season two. Come on Netflix!

  13. What a wonderful show! Please dont leave us hanging anymore- what happened to Lucus? WHAT is in the badlands? PLEASE bring season 2 to Netflix!!

  14. I’d pay for a second season of Tera Nova

  15. I’d pay for a second season of Tera Nova.

  16. TERA NOVA is a terrific show I am almost finished with season 1 and would love to see season 2 if it is possible so plz bring it back thx

  17. I just finished seasson 1 of terra nova today & im already watching it a second time it is a amazing show & i really hope a second seasson can be released.

  18. I really liked this show. I hope Netflix picks it up. Wonder why Fox dropped it? Obvi ratings were low. Maybe to close to J.Park?
    Anyway. I vote for season 2

  19. Im from holland i watch Tera Nova with my girl on Netflix, they MUST be a Season 2.
    We wanna know whatt is gona happen in the dessert, what is the thing from a ship.

  20. 23×4=92 million.. anyone who won tonight’s powerball lottery could afford that easily.

    • Haha, ikr.

  21. Please bring back terra nova

  22. They have to make a season 2 I wanna hhowwhats up north and how they adapt without incoming support

  23. Please bring back terra nova

  24. Please bring back terra nova, this is the best tv show ever!

  25. I have first watched season one two years ago when it first came out. I just recently re-watched it. I have been waiting for awhile for a second season. This is just one of those shows that needs to continue. I would be, never mind, we all would be grateful if you at least came out with a second season. I’ve been looking forward to maybe a second season.

  26. Absolutely love terra nova, I hope too see more!

  27. Bring back terra nova. what a awesome season. it definitely needs to continue please