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. Love this show. I hope netflix picks it up !!!!

    • It’s the best show by far, If Netflix picked up the show ID get Netflix just for the show. The story line is awsome, the cast makes u feel worm inside and a show like this cant end on a big cliffhanger like that.. The show has so much to offer its fans.. COME BACK TO US TERRA NOVA.

  2. I so hope they get it…we really love this show!!!!! It is really one of the best shows out there.

  3. well 20 pages of comments says something about the series, especially on this obscure site. Terra Nova was a good show, i watched it every week excitedly. the acting was eh and script eh, but the show as awhole was very entertaining and the idea and ambience of the show was really spectacular and original. Netflix would be buying the whole world which has such potential, I don’t know what they r waiting for. it has been a while so im not very hopeful but maybeeeee justtt maybeeee………… c’mon NETFLIX, DO IT,TERRA NOVA NOWW

    • obscure? This is “The #1 Independent Movie & TV News Website.” Says so at the top of the page.

      • I absolutely love Terra Nova.. I have anxiously awaited the release of season 2.. There are many people I know that watch the series as well. Please don’t cancel it!!!

    • I a SO hppy to hear NETFLIX might pick-up Terra Nova. We watched and Recorded each week show. PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE For your public, RETURN this show. It was so exciting and WE LOVED the STORY LINE…..THANK-YOU
      SO MUCH….KELLI BORGH

  4. I hope someone pick up Tera Nova, it is a wonderful show with a great cast and has many opertunities into grow into a great classic. one of my favorit tv shows ever…

    Thank everyone…

  5. so excited at the potential of continuing my Terra Nova adventure. What a GREAT show!

  6. Terra nova is an awesome show!!! I want to watch more!!!!

  7. I really hope Netflix gets terra nova I loved that show and would be very upset if it didn’t come back thanks for telling me something

  8. great show unique and mistique cant wait for a new season

  9. Please for the love of god pick it, up you can’t leave us like this Tera nova!!!!!!!

  10. Please for the love of god pick it up, you can’t leave us like this Tera nova!!!!!!!

  11. Please for the love of god pick it up, you can’t leave us like this Tera nova

  12. OMGs i love this show! PLEASE NETFLIX! I’M BEGGING YOU!TAKE IT! AND AS CONNOR SAID, “YOU CANT LEAVE US LIKE THIS!” WE HAVE TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT! PLEASE!

  13. OMGs i love this show! PLEASE NETFLIX! I’M BEGGING YOU!TAKE IT! AND AS CONNOR SAID, “YOU CANT LEAVE US LIKE THIS!” WE HAVE TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT! PLEASE!!

  14. Terra nova is a fantastic show please continue it and primeval I like dinosaurs

    • yea but they need to bring Cutter back, just not the without him

  15. This show is amazing it takes you into another world by far one of the best shows i have ever seen

  16. I love this show!! I just watched the last episode and I’m excited for another season!! Please, please, PLEASE let there be a season two!! It’s now at the top of my favorite tv shows with Supernatural!!

  17. I love this show!! I just watched the last episode and I’m excited for another season!! Please, please, PLEASE Netflix let there be a season two!! It’s now at the top of my favorite tv shows with Supernatural!!

  18. I love this show!! I just watched the last episode and I’m excited for another season!! Please, please, PLEASE Netflix let there be a season two!! It’s now at the top of my favorite tv shows

  19. Please bring terra nova back only series ive ever watched!!!!!!!

  20. Im hooked already and have only watched 2 episodes..definitly need to make a second season.

  21. Terra Nova is a brilliant tv show that has potential to be great and really needs a second chance I hope netflix will pick it up they did amazing at capturing viewers with the new show hemlock grove so I’m excited to see what they have to offer in the rising streaming network that is becoming a new phenomenon

  22. Terra Nova is a brilliant tv show that has potential to be great and really needs a second chance I hope netflix will pick it up they did amazing at capturing viewers with the new show hemlock grove so I’m excited to see what they have to offer in the rising streaming network that is becoming a new phenomenon.

  23. Terra Nova is a brilliant tv show that has potential to be great and really needs a second chance I hope netflix will pick it up.

  24. If they were going to pick it up they probably would’ve by now, especially it being a year since the last episode… i want it back as much as you guys, but im just stating a fact

  25. I just started to watch this show, I love it so I hope Netflix pick it up.

  26. Please bring terra nova back I just finished the last episode of season 1 and i really want to see more episodes, my whole family loves it

  27. Please bring terra nova back I just finished the last episode of season 1 and i really want to see more episodes.

  28. I love the show “TERRA NOVA” its my favorite shows all of our family members like it. If Netflix pick it up i will open a netflix account not only me my friends and family also will open a account. we wish and and believe we can watch second season of terra nova on netflix. thanx

  29. +1 on opening an account just for season 2 if they take it!

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