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. I love terra nova and I want them to make another season. Too many questions unanswered in the last episode.

  2. From not even halfway through the pilot, I feel in love with this show and knew I was hooked. Like many others, it’s rare for a pilot to grasp my attention so quickly. I usually have to watch a few episodes.
    I think it’s a no-brainer for Netflix to pick up this series. Not only would it add to their amazing list of streamed series, but they do it without annoying ads and for a very low, reasonable price. This is unlike Hulu Plus and networks who bombard us with way to many annoying ads and only offer a few episodes of most series at a time, just like the networks do.
    This series may have been before its time to some, but I feel that the producers and writers were right on cue. It’s new, unique and very refreshing. Not like every other show that seems to only be following a trend of what the network owners like. Obviously, they don’t have good taste in shows.
    Please bring back Terra Nova!

    • I just finished watching the entire first season of Terra Nova on Netflicks. I just don’t understand why such a rivetting series was not picked up by Netflicks for a second season? How could they lose?

  3. Please please please bring back Terra nova you can’t leave me hanging like that screw you fox

  4. Why Fox? Just why would you end it , it’s been 3 years right? And I’m still not over the lost of my favorite show

  5. I would love it if Netflix picked up Terra Nova, I saw it on Netflix for the first time, and I have watched it problably 10 times since. This show is so original, and the special effects are fantastic. I love the characters, and the story lines. This show needs to continue. I am so sick of all the crappy reality shows, and same old same old comedies on tv right now. This show is unique.

  6. I absolutely love terra nova, it was a terrific show with a fantastic plot line. Ever since the beginning I have been hooked, so hooked I bought the DVD set and can’t stop watching it. Frankly watching the first season over and over again is getting old. I want them to continue the series.

  7. I really liked terra nova really want a second season to many un answered questions. great show.

  8. I really liked terra nova really want a second season. great show.

  9. If it does go to a new season with Netflix when will it be released?

  10. What the hell they need to make more I am in love with terra nova I hope that Netflix will take it over please I am a Netflix user so please to all at Netflix please continue this amazing show thank you

  11. I Terra Nova!!!!!! I hope it works out.

  12. FOX SUCKS!! I loved this series. Jst give us small ppl wat we want for bby Jesus oprahs sake!! Come OONNN

  13. I love Terra Nova! I really love it! It is one of my favorite tv shows, and I really hope they make a second season because of the finale of season 1! Please please make another!

  14. This series is awesome. Some of the graphis are bleh but EVERYTHING else is awesome!! Fox screwed the pooch on this one big time and certainly hope Netflix picks it up. Would definitely be a no brainier for them!

  15. just watched season 1, i hope someday they will release the 2nd season!

  16. When is this going to happen…????? I need this show back in my life!

  17. jesus WTF comon put a good show on and u friggen cancel it WTG fox ur a bunch of DUMBASSES

  18. SeAson 2 needs to come to many unanswered questions

  19. SeAson 2 needs to come to many unanswered questions and what the pheonix group is doing in badlands

  20. I would love it if a second or even more seasons were to come on Terra Nova.
    I totally fell in love with this series.

  21. I loved Terra Nova. I’d watch ever season Netflix did. Bring on the badlands!

  22. P.S.

    Please use same actors. Please hurry.

  23. Please have Netflix pick it up! That show was awesome and had so much potential.

  24. Just finished binge watching first episode. Thought it was a great show and good cast. Lots of areas to move with the badlands cliffhanger. Can’t believe no going to do another season. Definitely recommend watching.

  25. Netflix really should pick this up. I was intrigued from the beginning and that’s an understatement, but the harsh reality is that the first season was made so long ago, so is it realistic that they get the whole cast together again to film another season? Don’t get me wrong I would absolutely love to see that happen, but it has been too long. If there is anyway for Netflix to pick this series up, they definitely should and soon

  26. So great serie I just want to see more seasons……

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