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. Yes bring back the show Terra Nova! Great characters and fun exciting story lines!!!!

    • I would love for more seasons of terra nova to come out please

  2. Please bring it back! Loved it my husband and I both did!

  3. Please bring back Terra Nova, really anticipated for Season 2! I am a long time Netflix member, just finished watching Season 1 actually.

  4. Im watching episode 9 of Terra Nova on Netflix right now!!!! Awesome show! I hope Netflix and Fox can cut a deal. I need Season 2…and 3….and…… :)

  5. Just finish watch the dvd; good show hope netfix can cut a deal. I would get an account just to warch the program.

  6. One more that would like to see Terra Nova be picked up by Netflix.

  7. I loved Terra Nova, season two would be awesome. I want to see the Badlands and does Mira get her baby to Terra Nova and becomes a good guy. Umm yes Netflix I pay enough money to u each month. Bring the show on board.

  8. Yes!! Please do whatever is necessary to bring back Terra Nova! I watched the whole first season in less than a day! I Love the show and got my family and friends hooked on it! SEASON 2!! COME ON!!:)

  9. By far one of the best shows I have ever watched! I loved it! I’m really hoping for a season 2!!!

    Please bring it back!

  10. I am a Netflix member and I watched Terra Nova’s first season, it was awesome. I hated not being able to see anything beyond the first season due to it being cancelled. I am anticipating an arrival of a season 2 and I really hope Netflix gets Terra Nova. Also, Mira deserves to be reunited with her baby girl, she has been through enough. Would love to see Mira join Terra Nova with her daughter.

  11. I really miss Terra Nova. This show kept me alive!

  12. Would love to see Terra Nova picked up by Netflix, I know this article is a year old but this needs to happen! Possibly the best show on TV, really look forward to many seasons to come! Any updates on what may happen with the show? Is Netflix still interested?

  13. My Favourite Show EVER! :) PLEAAAASE BRING IT BACK!

  14. This show was never boring, I never change the channel or let anyone get in my way when I watch it. You HAVE to being it back, Great actors and a lot of action threw it. Never EVER WAS IT BORING. PLEASE GIVE A POSITIVE FEED BACK. PLEASE TELL US IF TERRA NOVA IS COMING BACK! THE FANS BEG OF YOU! :)

  15. Bring back terra nova one of the best shows i have ever watched. I would really be excited for a second season!

  16. I really enjoyed TERNOVA. I was so upset when I discovered its cancelation. u will be so happy when the show is revived. I really am looking forward to it. Please bring it back soon.

  17. Please make more seasons of terra nova

  18. Please bring back the show
    I love it. It is a great show. Love the cast

  19. Please bring back terra nova me and my girlfriend loved season 1. I just rewatched the first season for the 2nd time cant wait for the seasons to hopefully come

  20. Please bring Terra Nova back! I’m and episode 11 and am very disappointed to not be able to watch anymore!!!

  21. Please bring back Terra Nova, my family and I love watching it together.

  22. Just finushed watching it on Netflix. Great show. Since now is November 2013 plans for a Season 2 never materialized. Pity. I really liked it and it had a lot of potential.

  23. I DAMN WANNA WATCH TERRA NOVA ….COULD YOU GUYS GIVE A LIFE TO IT IN TV SHOWS…..ITS A BIG HIT GUYS…WE JUST WANT IT BACK

  24. BRING IT BACK

  25. LOVE THIS SHOW. WHY WOULD FOX CANCEL IT! WHAT SQUIDS! THIS SHOW WILL RACK IN A LOT OF MONEY FOR NETFLIX. KEEP THE CAST OR LOSE PREVIOUS VIEWERS! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE TERRA NOVA AWESOME GRAPHICS AWESOME ACTING AWESOME EVERYTHING! BETTER THAN EVERY OTHER SHOW OUT THERE AT THE MOMENT. BRING IT BACK PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE.

  26. Yeah ho netflix we i need to kbow what happenes to them all

  27. Yes absolutely get season 2 and every following season! This is a great series…better than Lost….

  28. Omg I have been keeping tabs about this show. My Fiance and I loved this show, we watched it on Netflix and we both fell in love with it. It is ashamed that Fox did not pick it up for another season. We are hoping that Netflix does pick this show up. The visual effects are stunning, and breathtaking, the story line was very well written and the cast were incredible. Please please please bring this show back. Why must the network take away good shows.

  29. I need to see more!!!!