Netflix Interested in ‘Terra Nova’ Season 2

Published 3 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 just found this show and love it. Why is the really good shows get cut, yet they keep mindless junk on tv? Firefly comes to mind. It has become so bad I cancelled directv and only have Netflix and don’t miss the 250+ stations of which I only watched 4 or5 of them and that became a joke with what seemed like 5 minutes of content than 4 1/2 minutes of adds. Also why I don’t have hulu.

    • i completely agree with you. i too only have Netflix and im so much better off! all the well produced and good shows are there. Terra nova has to be one of my favorites

  2. I love Terra Nova so much. I want to watch the second season. we want it back any how.

  3. I love this show bring it back !!!

  4. please, please bring this back!! I practically watched the whole season in one day!

  5. Terra Nova is awesome, they sould also bring back Jericho…

  6. I love terra nova so much bring it back

  7. Terra Nova is an awesome show that the entire family can watch without profanity and immorality! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this series and are hoping for more episodes!

  8. terra nova pls pls pls pls come back

  9. Love the show!! Please continue

  10. Just by looking at the comments above I don’t understand why the show was cancelled in the first place, they obviously have viewers plus Fox definatly can afford to keep the show going, i just don’t get it…

  11. I did just finish watching this in ONE DAY. PLEASE bring it back!!

  12. Absolutely love this series! Family friendly, great story board, great actors! This series should be brought back for season 2, definitely! How in the world did this show get canceled??? This was the first series I’ve ever watched that I was actually addicted to. If given the chance, how can this series not make a profit, for whom owns it? We want more seasons of Terra Nova!!!!!

  13. I love this show so much. I watched all episode within 1 day. I dont understand why the cancel it. It doesnt make any sence to me terra nova is very nice how come they dont want show it anymore. Everyone like it so much. We all family members watch together and everyone like it. We want it back any how. We want to watch season 2. Thanx.

  14. I love this show so much. I watched all episode within 1 day. I dont understand why the cancel it. It doesnt make any sence to me terra nova is very nice how come they dont want show it anymore. Everyone like it so much. We all family members watch together and everyone like it. We want it back any how. We want to watch season 2.

  15. I love this show! I just found terra nova also and watched the entire season in two evenings. I cant believe they would cancel this show! Actually, yes I can…with all the other AWFUL programming on TV, it must be some sort policy to pull the plug on good TV shows and leave the mindless debris for us all to pay to NOT watch. Thanks a lot fox!!

  16. Thanks been looking for stuff in Tera nova I would hate to see it go thanks for the update

  17. Dude they BETTER keep this show going!! They BETTER!

  18. I loved this show. I just found it and my whole family and I watched it in a few days time. The story was so different from anything I had ever seen on TV and the kids loved it. I believe this show has so much potential. You could have so many different things happen. I don’t believe it would ever get boring! I really hope that someone will pick this show up! Has there been any news on another season? Someone let me know! Thanks!

  19. Please let me know when season two will start and were. Thanks

  20. I wish you guys made a 2 session of terra nova

  21. I started Terra Nova last week and instantly fell in love. I’m about to watch the last episode of the first season…i would be enthralled if netflix brought it back for season 2. I would be a dedicated fan.

  22. I was so sad to see that the current episodes on netflix ended how they did. I really hope Netflix scoops this show up and produces more episodes!

  23. best show ever bring it back.

  24. Terra Nova’s production quality compared to the the amount spent on it is phenomenal. When I read each episode only cost 4 million dollars to create I was astonished. NetFlix would definitely be making the right move if they decide to make this show available. I cant rewatch a lot of shows, but terra nova’s interesting and innovative storyline along with the special effects makes it a must see.

  25. We Need the 2nd series..!!! AWESOME Series..!!! LOVE IT

  26. I miss Terra Nova with a passion. I hate the fact that everything I enjoy watching ends up cancelled. This is one of Fox’s biggest flaws with their shows. Instead we are forced to watch so called “reality tv”, heaven forbid we try to use our imaginations. Netflix, please pick up Terra Nova, it is greatly missed.

  27. Terra Nova was nominated for best new hit tv drama on the peoples choice award. Bring back the awesome series so I know what happened to Lucas (Taylor’s Son). :)

  28. If netflix adopts this show, I will be the happiest person on earth. BC or AD