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. Can’t wait! Keep us posted.

  2. This has to get a second season, it’s left open perfectly. Without one the first series ended as a cliff hanger~

  3. Love this show my fingers are crossed.. I watch it with my siblings often. its an amazing story and moat certainly deserves another season.

  4. Hopefully it does, Terra Nova it’s such a great show.

  5. that would be amazing!! if it is as good as orange is the new black or house of cards it will be something to look forward to!

  6. The viewers brought serenity back so why can’t we bring Terra Nova back pull together and start writing either fox or Netflix

    • I know what you mean we need to bring the show back after all when anything starts getting good they take it down, so with Netflix bring it back then that might work, so lets hope it does

    • I agree 100% let’s not forget Quatum Leap and Star Trek, like Serenity this shows were brougth back and hold because of the viewers.

  7. Just started watching the series. Absolutely love it. Beats any of the jurrassic park movies. Please keep the series going. My family and I love watching the show on Netflix. I was sad to find out only one season. Keep the seasons going I know the show would do great! Just like walking dead…

  8. i would love to see a second series. its amazing that fox is even in business only fox makes great shows and then cancels them cause they have a lot of viewers. its crazy YOUR SUPPOSED TO ONLY CANCEL IF THERE ARE NO VIEWERS YOU IDIOTS. not cancel if its popular. talk about spitting in your fans face with a show that catches your attention and then leaves you hanging wanting more. what the hell man. someone fire the ceo of fox he is a retard and i hope your reading this.

  9. I love this show!! def needs a second season!!!

  10. Terra Nova is excellent. I was so disappointed when I learned that it was only one season. I will definitely have to sign up for Netflix if they pick up the series.

  11. I want more…

  12. everyone is right they nend to bring the show back leaving it the way they did was not cool its a show that most people just want to keep watching so netflix should bring it back, and does anyone know if there is any more info about them bring it back

  13. Just now finished the last episode, man I can’t believe they haven’t made a second season yet. Bummer :/ I’m happening for the best!

  14. I hope the show is brought back. We really enjoyed watching. How will they survive now that they have been cut off from the future and what is out in the bad lands?

    • This.. SO much!

      I wanna know what Badlands contain! :c
      This show is awesome.

  15. This show is brilliant. Shame that its been left on a cliff hanger, would love to know whats happend to Lucas!
    Bring out season 2!!

  16. I loved season one and i hope netflix buys the rights it will be a good financial move alot of people will watch season two…. its a awesome show and season one left u with a cliffhanger..

  17. Bring it back to netflix please….

  18. “We’ll Keep you up dated” one year ago v,.v I want to cry the last sight was more recent and sadly it said Netflix is droping the idea.
    Now I see this as a painful thing I dont think I could ever trust again first fox made me love Terra Nova and left me to hang with its ending … spoiler (theres credits) and ditched it I feel abandon and now netflix might being doing the same thing v,.v so very sad will any one hold me? … no? No takers? None at all? How about you with the pink jammies? Alright sweet!

  19. Bring back Tera Nova…

  20. Bring Tera Nova back.

  21. I watched all of the episodes and think this show is worth
    putting back on the air. I was also an avid XFiles guy that
    was totally committed to that series for the 7 years that
    it ran. This show is even more exciting and has the added
    value of being a family show. I vote “yes” for it’s return
    either as a series… or a couple movies!!!! I’m spreading
    the word……

  22. I really hope that Netflix does pick up Terra Nova for season 2. I have become addicted to this show lately, and was sad to see it end.

  23. Bring it back its an amazing show i really want to see a season 2

  24. I love Terra Nova. Even Zoe has grown on me. And of course we all want to how the prow of the ship got there and if there were any survivors, is there another rift to another time/reality or was it the same rift having moved from 300 years earlier? So many unanswered questions.

  25. Season 2 needs to happen. Great cast good story line that needs to continue.

  26. Wow so bummed that season 2 was cancelled. I watched all of season 1 in 3 days just this past week. Actually this is me this instant searching for a season 2 of terra nova 10 mins after completing season 1.

    Im a huge fan of walking dead and game of thrones, terra nova is not one of those but it definitely held its own in its intriguing way.

    Bring back season 2! Come on!

  27. I really hope for a second season!! Love it!

  28. I hippie it is picked up really liked terra nova! Want to ser what happens