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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  1. 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

    • Everyone netflix runs off review and there requests if you want to see a second season for terra nova I beg you to call in to there customer support and request it! I know you guys might think its bogus and it gos no were but it dose! Please just call and ask because I really wanna see it to !

      • I just did! I really hope that it works!

      • If you hear anything on this, could you please let me know??!!!

    • I sure hope they put the second season of terra nova on Netflix I think they would get a lot more viewers I certainly would watch and if they did put it on I’d probably tell my friends to watch it too

  2. I adore terra nova and really hope netflix buys it. I’ve been waiting to hear some news about it and am hoping it comes soon!

  3. this TV show is the best iv ever seen. a second season has to start. it was left way to open at the end not to continue it.

  4. Terra nova is a great season and I would love to see it continue.

  5. You should make season two is awesome and my family was Defistated when they found out the series was canceld

  6. LOVE TERRA NOVA!!! I’d be a faithful viewer should Netflix continue this great show. Keeping my fingers crossed!!

  7. Terra Nova was my all time favorite show! I do not have a netflix subscription, but I definatly will sign up for one if they make a season 2 of Terra Nova!! Pleaseeeeee do itt!!!!

  8. Loved the show Tera Nova! Hope it’s on its way back

  9. Terra Nova in Russia has become popular thanks to the internet. This series has gained a lot of fans in Russia.
    I hope that I can see the continuation

  10. Where’s terra nova? I was really hoping it would continue. Great show.

  11. I love terra nova. I hope Netflix picks it up.

  12. I really love the show Terra Nova. I hope netflix continues with the show..

  13. After watching Terra Nova for the first time, it left me wanting more. I really hope Netflix will continue the seasons. A great show with so many twists and turns, an awesome show!

  14. Everyone netflix runs off review and there requests if you want to see a second season for terra nova I beg you to call in to there customer support and request it! I know you guys might think its bogus and it gos no were but it dose! Please just call and ask because I really wanna see it to !

    • Thanks for the tip Netflix worker :) love this show I want more or terra nova :)

    • Thanks for the tip Netflix worker :) love this show I want more of terra nova :)

  15. Really liked season 1 would love to see many more to follow

  16. I was beyond captured and devoted to watching every single episode of terra nova season 1, I was so lost in the story of terra nova and the idea of it. I loved every episode of it, I mean who doesn’t love dinosaurs and so forth. But to stop the TV show where it is would be a crime on humanity and towards all dinosaur lovers and younger viewers such as myself.

    This series needs to continue…

    Netflix better pick up where it left off because I am so keen for a next season.

    I reckon a bunch of people should just band together and beg Netflix to pick up where it left off. Call me stupid but I love this TV Show.

    • That’s actually what i am trying to tell people! If you call netflix (here is the number: 1-800-585-7265)and tell them how bad you want season two (and if enough people do it) they WILL make it happen!

  17. There NEEDS to be more seasons! I loved that show! My boyfriend and I were very disheartened when we found out it wasn’t going to come back. It would be FANTASTIC if Netflix brought it back!

  18. I might even get Netflix to watch terra nova. Love that show.

  19. I would get Netflix if they did a season 2 for Terra Nova.

  20. I am not a Netflix customer but if they bring this back I will join for sure!!!!!

  21. Terra Nova is a wonderful, well produced and well acted family series. I was very disappointed that Fox did not have the comment sense to continue a series that had a great storyline. They replaced Terra Nova with a terrible series that didn’t last half as long.

    Season One ended with a great mystery. At the very least a full length motion picture should be made taking all of us to the “badlands” and find out what happened to those who went there, not to mention where the 17th century ship came from. Far too many unanswered questions.

    The powers to be have the power to bring this great series back. Compared to all the garbage on TV today, Terra Nova is head and shoulders above all of them. Please consider being the series back. I realize it’s easier said than done but it would be worth it.

    Thank you for your time.
    Mick

  22. This show needs to be picked up for a second season please!!!

  23. all the crap they keep on and they take this show off-where are the tv viewers brains

  24. I dont use netflix as of this moment, but i would subscribe just to see Terra Nova season 2. The family and I loved this show, great story about new beginnings and amazing special effects for a TV show.

  25. Please bring Terra Nova back. Networks rarely give good programing the time to find its stride. While crap like 666 park avenue and Smashed get revived because executives think they know what we should like.

  26. Just watched the first season of Terra Nova! And it’s an awesome show! I watched it so fast cause I couldn’t stop watching it and now I’m left wondering what’s coming next! I can’t wait to watch season 2! Not only me but now I got a few friends hooked on it too! Please put continue the show! It’s the best there’s been in a long time!

  27. Just watched the first season of Terra Nova! And it’s an awesome show! I watched it so fast cause I couldn’t stop watching it and now I’m left wondering what’s coming next! I can’t wait to watch season 2! Not only me but now I got a few friends hooked on it too! Please continue the show!

  28. Just watched the first season of Terra Nova! And it’s an awesome show! I watched it so fast cause I couldn’t stop watching it and now I’m left wondering what’s coming next! I can’t wait to watch season 2!

  29. Please, PLEASE Netflix pick this series up! If I had known the series was this good we would have watched it on Fox. Seriously, Netflix I’m only keeping your subscription because I want to watch this and The Walking Dead!