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 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!!!

    • Who are the people which watch these series

      • nice english

    • terra nova is the best show to ever be canceled. I think that was a big mistake

    • It’s a really good series that is completely original. We need more of it!

  2. Please do not cancel! This show is brilliant! Bring it back! It’s smart, action packed, and suitable for families to watch together. Terra Nova also brings awareness to what could happen to our planet in the future if we keep draining our earth! This show must be brought back!

  3. Please make this show come alive again. This is a genius, adventure and action filled show that I love! I love the storyline, the characters and the exiting events. Please, please, please make a season 2 of the greatest show ever; Terra Nova!!

  4. I really hope they decide to carry on terra nova it’s the best show I have seen for ages it’s every thing I love in one I was very disappointed when I saw it had been cancelled. Please make more…

  5. Go Netflix for giving teranova a second season I can’t wait for more Intel!!!! Thankyou

  6. Found terra nova on Netflix when looking for something different and interesting to watch I was disappointed to learn that there was only going to be one season. I would love to see more.

  7. I own all the episodes of Terra Nova, and I watch them every other month during my lunch hour. Everytime I finis the finale with the ships “prow” and all the talk of the Badlands…. I keep hoping for at least a 2 hour movie that would wrap things up better… C’mon Netflix!! SAVE OUR SHOW !!!!!

  8. I too love this show have posted on here how much.. Has there been any word if they have picked up this amazing show?

  9. The idiots at fox gave up on this terrific series before the word even got spread around and the viewers increased exponentially! The arrogance of fox is that the a.h.’s thought millions should fall into their pockets just because they are fox….bullshyt…you morons need to grow up!

  10. I really hope Netflix does pick it up. I have always refused to pay for cable or satelite tv, but I would be first in line to pay for a subscription to Netflix just to see Terra Nova come back to life.

  11. Does anyone at screen rant have anymore info on this???

  12. I love Terra Nova and vote for it to be picked up by Netflix as soon as possible.

  13. I love this show and unfortunately never had the chance to watch all the episodes on Fox when it ran. Got netflix a few weeks ago and sat down to watch the entire series in one night, I hope netflix will pick it up. It’s a reasonable monthly price and I love the fact that there are no commercials. Really want to know why everyone was heading North in the last episode and what’s in the Badlands. All time favorite show along with Jurassic Park, Jaws and Avatar.

  14. Just watched the whole Terra Nova series in less than a week on Netflix. Please pick up and continue it. Loved House of Cards and Hemlock Grove. Please pick up the series AWAKE too. Thanks

  15. Just watched the whole Terra Nova series in less than a week on Netflix. Please pick up and continue it. Loved House of Cards and Hemlock Grove.

  16. please please give us a second season on netflix

  17. Love Terra nova! Please Netflix make a season 2!

  18. I know that all of my friends would watch it and Netflix would get a lot of new subscribers for it when word gets out

  19. I love this show!!!

  20. They always cancel the best series… 24h Chrono, and now this one. I discovered Terra Nova recently. It is an amazing series, I watched the first season in 2 days!

  21. Terra Nova is one of the reasons i signed up for Netflix. My friend told me about it and i started watching it, now im hooked. I honestly love the show and pray to god they bring it back. Terra Nova is really an incredible show with a strong message of people looking for a second chance. I will do everything i can do to try and get season 2 started!!!

  22. I just discovered Terra Nova the other day on Netflix while randomly browsing for something to watch and ended up watching the whole series within 3 days. If I had known about this show when it first came out I definitely would have been a loyal viewer. It makes me sad that Fox gave up on this show so quickly before it even had a chance to establish a fan base.

  23. This is the best show since fire fly Netflix should buy both series and start making more of them. It is hard to find good tv shows that last more than one season.

  24. Hope that Netflix continues this amazing series.

    Perhaps I will continue to subscribe the Norwegian Netflix 😉

  25. I love this series.i hope Second season becomes a reality.

  26. please tell me there will be a second season for’s the best show i ever seen.
    tell me more info aboute when it begin. i really coud not understand why they stopped it.pleas pleas make it go on.
    i’m from iran and there is so many of may friends hopeing and praying for it to continiue.please give me mor information about it.
    god bless u.

  27. One of the most wonderful, most creative shows I’ve ever seen. I’m so disappointed that they only let the series go on for one season! I’m hoping more than anything that Netflix will bring it back. I would have so much respect for Netflix if it did.

  28. I love the show ! I just finished the first season …and u telling there isn’t a second this is very disappointing its such a good show I found out about this series just a couple of weeks before to the library :0

    • My wife and I just subscribed to netflix specially to to watch the first season of Terra Nova and we really hope that netflix can continue the series please please