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 never heard about Terra Nova until a few days ago when i was looking for something to watch on Netflix. I do not have cable as there is usually just garbage on it. But the moment i watched Terra Nova i fell in love with it! It is rare that a pilot episode of any show grasps my attention…Terra Nova pulled me in instantly. The characters feel like family and Terra Nova home. I am truly going to miss this show…All the good ones get cancelled..its like they are before their time….just like Firefly.

  2. bring back Terra Nova! Season 2 please! Love the Shannon family and where it’s going. Want to see the resolve of the sixers! Also need to know what happened to the son! After getting shot…he’s out there! Yikes!

  3. This show culminates almost everything you look for in a good clean tv show, for netflix not to pick it up would be a mistake as with a little time and development of a background and deeper story in a season to, this show would and could become a great seller and eventually a classic.
    I truly hope Netflix sees the value in this show as I know myself and many others do, who would buy the show as soon as it came out.

  4. I love this show terra nova, I have been searching for a show that could grab my attention, I am really sad to see this show cancelled and I do hope for a second season on netflix, this show had tons of great potential, and had a great family orientation, it does figure only the good ones get cancelled but hopefully this one just moved,

  5. Would love to see a second or more seasons on netflix but if more seasons are out of the picture then they can at least appease the fans with a movie to wrap up the loose ends like they did with firefly and farscape . Loved the show sad to see it go .

  6. Lwilliams I agree with u all but about house I loved that show as well. Netflix would get me back as well if they picked up season 2 of Terra nova it was awsome the kids i babysat for loved it as well and was heartbroken when it was cancelled.

  7. please make season 2, I don’t understand why it was canceled and there are so many bad shows out these days still airing but the good ones get taken off. doesn’t make sense.
    please I still have hope for season 2, don’t let me down!

  8. Keep it going please

  9. lets air season 2 they can’t just leave us hanging we want to see what the phinix and the Sixers are going to do next and who found the camandors son ans helped him escape with no blood trail he must have had a vest on but he did get hit in the arm. we want to see wats in the badlands . And how Josh Shannon girlfriend survived the attack and got away but the sixes have her held captive to get to the camander to give them what they want

  10. Plz make another season I think Terra nova and primeval new world were both canceled before their time cuz there’s nothing good left on TV since they took it off and Terra nova did so good for the first season why would you not wanna pick it up make the second season and it will b a hit cuz look how many fans it still has for being cancelled 2 yes ago if u picked it up

  11. Please make it HAPPEN

  12. I love this show I want it back so bad. Please my whole family loves it to its one of May favorite shoes always keep me on my feet..

    • Please make a second seasom i love terra nova i dont get alot of free time but when i do i love to watch terra nova and i am so sad to see it gone


  14. I would love to watch some more terra nova, me and my wife don’t get a lot of free time during the day due to work, kids ect. But at night we turn on netflix and watch tv series and got very sad when we find out we can keep up with this great series for we both love good stories and some sci-fi tv or movies, hope to see some more terra nova soon and good luck to all.

  15. Our family loved the tv series and have just finished watching it again on the dvd box set. Fantastic show!! Would be great if they could do a second series.

  16. Terra Nova is a superb series! I hope it continues to get aired. There’s still a lot of unanswered questions – there’s still a wonderful story to be told!

  17. I love this show. I want to know after his son get shot what happens .how they survive please netflix give us back TerraNova

  18. This the best show ever please Netflix bring series back pls I want more TERRA NOVA

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  20. Very Great Series finally a Dino Series that made sense and had good actors as well as story. Come on Netflix this show is no risk, this show could be a Supernatural series if invested..”:) take a chance? .

  21. Please bring back terra nova I got so in to it. I wanna no if sky fall for Shannon son what happens with the Sixers please people help use.

  22. I need Terra Nova in my life! Netflix, I am counting on you!

  23. Terra Nova is a great series with a real message. I hope Netflex picks-up the series and continues the batte to save the planet.

  24. Guys, i just spent an hour counting all the comments. so far, its at least 15000 ppl that would sign up for netflix if they ecide to pick up Terra Nova. i think if Netflix sees this, they would pick Terra Nova up! (Sorry for my English)

  25. Same story here. Found Terra Nova awesome, WS confused it got canceled, and am no rewatching it on Netflix, as well as many other short-lived science fiction shows we all loved with great stories, tratings, acting and massive story arcs that for mysterious reasons were canceled.

    If Netflix picks u Terra Nova, or one of the other thousands any of us here could list off, I would watch it in a heartbeat.

  26. Looking forward to the return of terra nova..its long shot but please someone jump on season 5 of heroes

  27. Terra nova is a very show good please make season 2

  28. hi I really loved terra nova they need to bring it back to netflex or fox because the fans need it back. on netflex please bring it back and season 2 and im a dinosaurs lover and seeing them makes me like it even more please bring it back i love it.

  29. Fantastic heart warming story ..please bring second season to Netflix.