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. OMGOMGOMGOMGOGM OMG! i couldnt believe that they took this show off ! they air stupid crap like the office for tons of seasons( most people like the office ithink its stupid.) but they cant make another one for this? the story was original and the acting was unreal! this show is way too underrated and if more people knew about it they would absolutely love it like i do, besides they cant just stop it after the way it ended,, it had a great crazy story comeing up, (although it sort of reminded me of lost, and if it had any resemblance to it then it would be a disaster!) this show needs to be continued!!!

    • LOL.

    • Estoy de acuerdo con tigo,espero que consigan el contrato para que siga esta seria tan maravillosa, no estoy de acuerdo con los comentarios que desprecian esta serie, un saludo a todos estoy deseando que enpiece.

    • omg you are so right who need ten episodes of jersey shore and mindless crap like that we want another episode sooooooooooooooooo underrated i all ways thought i was a bad show until i finally decided to watch one episode of it and fell in love i finished the whole season in 2 days and couldnt believe it was canceled

  2. please make another season on tera nova its a great tv series love it!!

  3. please make another season of tera nova its a great tv series love it!!

    • I agree =)

  4. Smart move by Netflix. This show was just getting started and the veiwers were rolling in. FOX’s mistake and NETFLIX gains. I hope they actually get to work soon. I cant wait.

    • I AGREE

  5. Thanks box. This is the only so television show that my son and I can watch together . I am tired watching the Discovery Channel for all . Number was a great TV series is should’ve been at least A 7 year. TV series

  6. Please please do it Netflix!! I just started watching terranova yesterday and have blasted through half already. I remember trailers for show years ago and I was so excited about it, dont have cable however and am now able to watch on Netflix! I love it.

  7. Please do it Netflix!! I started watching terranova yesterday and have blasted through half. I remember trailers for show years ago and I was so excited about it, dont have cable and am now able to watch on Netflix! I love it.

  8. Please do it Netflix!! I started watching terranova yesterday and have blasted through half. I remember trailers for show and I was so excited about it. dont have cable and am now able to watch on Netflix! I love it.

  9. Netflix, please please please please please pick up the second season of Terra Nova!!! I just discovered the first season on Netflix and watched the whole season in a row! This is one of the best show I’ve seen in a while!! I can’t believe I never heard of it when It was on Fox. If I knew, I totally would have tuned in!! I need my Terra Nova fix!!

    • lol seriously when need another fix of terranoova.

  10. I just watched all of the episodes on netflix this show is super cool I really hope they bring it back. I just could not get enough and I really hope netflix brings it back.

  11. I found terra nova the first season on netflicks. I thought it would.be something I could turn on as background sound and clean. Before I knew it my husband was home and I had finished the last episode. I have got to say this is ONE of maybe two other series that has been able to make me stop my ocdness and sit down. I really enjoyed this series and I’m so disappointed there is not a second season!!!! This series beats Lost hands down.

  12. I found terra nova the first season on netflicks. I thought it would.be something I could turn on as background sound and clean. Before I knew it my husband was home and I had finished the last episode. I really enjoyed this series and I’m so disappointed there is not a second season!!!! This series beats Lost hands down.

  13. I found terra nova the first season on netflicks.I really enjoyed this series and I’m so disappointed there is not a second season!!!! This series beats Lost hands down.

  14. I love the serries, just finished it on netflix, now i find ther is no second season. What the heck! Netflix definitly needs to pick up terra nova becuase it is a great show

  15. Terra nova season 2 !! Come on, truly inspiring show for the whole family. All of us could sit down and watch it. Don’t let this tv series slip between your fingers Netflix, series like these are one in a million.

  16. I watched the story of Terra Nova unfold and with each episode the life of the people of Terra Nova pulled you in. The whole package is great, you believed you were with them as they ran from danger because unlike other ‘syfy’ movies the effects were brilliant. You could almost smell the jungle it was so lush and filmed so well.
    Please bring us more of this terrific series to our screens, there is nothing being brought into our homes like this and of this quality!
    Please bring it back!!!

  17. Dear Anthony Ocasio,
    It has been a year since talks began of NETFLIX picking up season 2 of Terra Nova. Season 1 was spectacular and mindblowing. Since season 1 IS on NETFLIX, can you confirm or even speculate as to a, even tentative, release date for the second season on NETFLIX?

  18. We love terra nova. I can watch it with my kids and it’s original. We have watched the first season twice now and we are hoping for more soon!!! :)

  19. We love terra nova. I can watch it with my kids and it’s original. We have watched the first season twice now and we are hoping for more SOON!!!

  20. please please make another season of terra nova!! it is an awesome show! it’s just that not many people know about it. if they did, they would love the show!! please netflix make a second season of terra nova! ><

  21. LOVE THIS SHOW !!!! JUST FINISH WATCHING THE WHOLE FIRST SEASON GREAT SHOW GOOD PILOT GREAT ACTION ETC……… MAN FOX YOU ARE LAM FOR LETTING THIS SHOW GO Netflix PICK THIS UP ITS A GREAT SHOW PEOPLE WILL JOIN JUST TO WATCH THIS SHOW ……………. I am so Mad that there’s not a SEASON 2 ITS LIKE HAVING BLUE BALLS LOL…………… MAN

  22. Netflix is great I hope they pick it up
    Terra nova is a good show.

  23. Netflix is great I hope they pick up Terra Nova

  24. Netflix is great I hope they pick it up

  25. what is latest on Terra Nova We all just loved it and was sad to see it cancelled hope netflix does pick it up even at this late date

  26. Loved the show, hated that they cancelled it. Hope that Netflix will pick it up.

  27. Love the show hope threre a Terra nova season 2 SOON

  28. Please do this Netflix this series is awesome!! Cant believe it got stopped by Fox.

  29. Do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! just saw 1st season on Netflix and I’m hooked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • It is good. Still waiting for them to bring it back as well.