Netflix Rescue Bid For Terra Nova Fails
Sorry to say we told you so, but we told you so. Prehistoric drama Terra Nova now looks as dead as a dino, as a tentative rescue plan by Internet streaming service Netflix has come to nothing, reports TV Guide.
After Fox cancelled the $4 million-an-episode Spielberg-produced series, the producers began a quest to find a new how for Terra Nova, but its huge production costs appear to have been a sticking point, although not the only problem. Apparently, although overseas sales for the series was strong, “international broadcasters may not have been keen on the idea of Netflix serving as the sole US ‘broadcaster’ of Terra Nova. Netflix, still new to the original programming game, doesn’t carry the same marketing heft or cache that a TV network does, and international outlets perhaps weren’t sure they wanted to commit to another season without an actual broadcast or cable channel attached.”
And it seems like certain members of the cast are pretty certain they won’t be travelling back into the past again. Officially they are still under contract, but Jason O’Mara has signed up to star opposite Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis and Carrie-Anne Moss in a CBS pilot set in the 1960s, while Allison Miller is guest starring in a NBC comedy pilot called, ironically, Go On. The raptors are leaving the sinking ship.