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. Just finished season 1. My mom and I loved it. I was searching for news on season 2 as well. Really hope they bring it back!

  2. It’s about time someone slapped the network. I’m tired of getting into a series and after one season it’s gone.

  3. Just finished season one..gonna flip if season 2 never happens. .was really stoked over the bad lands…

  4. :’( season 2.

  5. Just wanted to say that I really hope Netflix picks it up. Come onnnn Netflix! You know you’re awesome!

  6. Please bring this show back! I love it!

  7. Nagyon jó sorozat, imádtam.
    Nagy hiba volt félbe hagyni, remélem lesz folytatása!!
    Magyarországon is sokan megszerették és várják!

  8. Plz bring back this amazin show!

  9. Take a chance on this show, its potential for success is huge!!

  10. i agree/my son and i are half way through 1st series/we just love it and wish so much that netflix would bring us more episodes.PLEASE…………..

  11. pleaseeee bring it bacckkk

  12. i really hope season2 comes out. i just got done watching season1 and i gotta say that this show was amazing!! im a huge walking dead fan and i liked terra nova more then the walking dead

  13. Great series but unfortunate like any other released series no end.
    no follow up is sad me and my wife have had it now wasting time and these are so great one get sucked to the screen is awesome of course it is but sad to is like running in circles whats the point of making series like these with no ends?
    Season 1 ends realy strange, cant end it like that season 1 is made to continue no doubt about so what about it or you keep us fans for suckers or what?
    Fox no never wach a series from Fox they all go dead is a fact we all know it. And no Netflix wont take over this take over what is nothing to take over besides speculations

  14. Just finished season 1 and lived it I’m gonna cry if they don’t make a season two haha it was such a good show! I can’t believe they cancel it!!

  15. Please take on season 2!!!

  16. Hope Netflix picks up Terra Nova, can’ t wait to see Season 2.

  17. How the hell are we suppose to see whats in the “badlands” if they don’t renew this? Think about your next move netflix….very carefully.

  18. MY WIFE AND I ARE WATCHING SEASON 1 OF TERRA NOVA. WE LOVE THE SHOW, AND WOULD ENJOY AS MANY SEASONS AS NETFLIX WOULD MAKE. I WOULD PAY EXTRA TO SEE SHOWS LIKE TERRA NOVA CONTINUE ON IN PRODUCTION. BUT SHOWS LIKE ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, I DONT ENJOY. I LOVE ADVENTURE MOVIES, TV SHOWS. THEY ARE BREAD AND BUTTER SHOWS, IF THEY ARE PRODUCED WELL.I THINK THAT RATING CRITERIA INHIBITS MANY NEW TELEVISION SERIES. THEY ARE SOMETIMES CANCELLED BEFORE GIVEN A CHANCE TO CATCH ON. THANKS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT, AND THE YEARS NETFLIX HAS BROUGHT ENJOYMENT TO A HANDICAPPED VETERAN

  19. I love terra nova please bring it back i watched all season1

  20. please looking forward to find out what happens next!

  21. I really enjoyed season 1 and was looking forward to season 2. I was really surprised that fox who is number one in my book, did not take Terra Nova and run with it. It is way better than the sex on TV. Disappointed in Fox, but hopeful that another station will take the ball and run with it. I think that it is an awesome story.

  22. I loved season 1, please bring on season 2!!!!

  23. I loved this show! I would really like to see it continue.

  24. Dear god I want this to happen so bad.
    it was such an original show.
    fox was freakin stupid for ditching it.

  25. I love Terra Nova.Please,give us new seasons!!!It is a fantastic show!!!!!

  26. My wife and I loved Terra Nova. We watched it on Netflix. I wish we could watch a second season of Terra Nova and learn more about the badlands.

  27. Really good if Netflix carryes on terra nova I am going to be so happy because it is a good story if that happend in about 1000 years you kigyt not know what is happening and dont be like abc family because thdy do episodes to but they dont finish the series and they just leave it like that like jane by design and kyle xy and so many episodes that abc family does and never finish them and leave you wondering what is going to happen next and I just want to know what happend to mark and manddy

  28. Thought this show was the next great big thing, but after I heard season 2 might not get out. I was extremely dissapointed. Introductory season was crisp and clear on whats to come and what is going on in the series, unlike most series that I’ve seen that just branches way out of proportion.

  29. Come on Netflix bring us season two of terra nova

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