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.

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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. It was great to say the least. Left me sitting at the edge of my seat at the end of season one. Need to see what happens in season two.

    • I really hope Netfix gets Terra Nova back soon! You’ve got me hooked so please don’t let me down!

  2. Left me sitting at the edge of my seat at the end of season one. Need to see what happens in season two.

  3. Left me sitting at the edge of my seat at the end of season one. Cant wait to see what happens in season two.

  4. I loved the season 1, but i definetly want to see the 2nd season!!!!! Please bring back Terra Nova S2 !!!!

  5. Make a season 2!!!!

  6. I’m a Netflix account holder that loved the first season of terra nova & I can’t wait for a second season so I vote yes to the making of a great show.

  7. I will end my netflix account if Terra Nova season 2 isnt picked up. It has a great message and for hundreds of years it will still rock! Screw most tv shows, this one is priceless.

    • Heck yea!!

  8. i really liked season one and want to see more. i was mad when there wasnt another season. please continue with this series. thanks. m.fay

  9. OMG! This show is amazing. I absolutely love it. I really hope they do bring out a second season. That would do so awesome. Made me sad to read that it was canceled. Hoping to see it on Netflix in the near future.

  10. I thought the show was awesome!! There better be another season!! Please!!

  11. Dont stop the best serie in the world love terre nova seen it 4 times please continue

  12. Live terra nova! Keep it going!

  13. i loved this series and i really hope they can continue it somehow, i already watched the “whole series” on netflix so the move to netflix wouldnt be much different anyway

  14. Yoh im just 16 but ive watched my fair share of tv series and movies. This show here is really on of the best it got me and all my friends interstered right off the bat. pllz do a second season leaving with lukacs walking away and the army going to the badlands with new discovers, is like a putting a huge dinner table full of food where the poor cant get to.

  15. Hi im just 16 but ive watched my fair share of tv series and movies. This show here is really on of the best it got me and all my friends interstered right off the bat. pllz do a second season leaving with lukacs walking away and the army going to the badlands with new discovers, is like a putting a huge dinner table full of food where the poor cant get to.

  16. Hi im just 16 but ive watched my fair share of tv series and movies. This show here is really one of the best it got me and all my friends interstered right off the bat. Please do a second season leaving with lukacs walking away and the army going to the badlands with new discovers, is like a putting a huge dinner table full of food where the poor cant get to.

  17. I just discovered this show 14 hours ago and It was so good I watched the entire first season in a row. I would be very excited to see a second season of terra nova. This is one the only shows in a long time that has kept my interest in every episode.

  18. I just discovered this show 14 hours ago and It was so good I watched the entire first season in a row. I would be very excited to see a second season of terra nova.

  19. I watched this show on fox for the whole 1st season and really liked it. I was very upset that it was dropped. I just finished watching it again on netflix, just as good the 2nd time. I would really like to see this show picked up again. I would start watching. It seems that the really good shows get dropped for really crappie ones, not good. Well go netflix.

  20. hello,
    my name is Donald and I was greatly pleased with the amazement that I experience ;that allowed my mind to wander to wonderful places filled with love,hope,happiness and most of all the learning experience about caring and looking out for the people (colony)that surround you even knowing or unknowing the difficult road that you choose together but this show has shown a great deal of rising up above a diverse situation with only the care of one another … I loved this show and had watched it in a single day with great excitement I couldn’t turn my head from ….

    please bring back this show it would be amazing to see the exploration to come ….thank you in advance

    sincerely,
    Donald B :)

  21. Bring it back it was the best

  22. I really enjoyed it and hope to see season 2 soon.

  23. Please Netflix pick this show up

  24. This is one of the best, we’ll made family and all around tv shows out and im a teenager who watches alot. It would be a shame for it to die off and is long as they keep the main characters, who were awesome, (personally I think it was the best group of actors in any tv series)
    I would defiantly buy the entire next series if someone would be smart enought to continue the series:)

  25. I have only discovered Terra Nova via Netflix. PLEASE BRING THE SERIES BACK!!!!!!

  26. OMG! Just saw entire season 1 on netflix, couldnt believe that was all of it. i loved it!! Plz do season 2!!! Any new news on this?

  27. Please make another season! or 6 more! just make more! I need some more of this amazing show!!!!!

  28. I was so disappointed when they cancel the series, but hopeful to hear that Netflix might pick it up. Please let me know when I can expect to watch my favourite show again.
    Thank you

  29. This has become my fav show to watch. I love the plot, casts, characters, action, and dinosaurs! I would die to see more, i dont just want season 2, I want 10 seasons worth of Terra Nova! I think I’m gonna re-watch it until season 2 comes out!