As we know, FOX are holding off announcing the future of Terra Nova until 2012, but word is that renewal is ‘likely’, with the network moving to secure the services of key actors and ramp up the writing staff in preparation for production on Season 2.
With the options on the cast up on December 31, the network is set to pickup Stephen Lang and Jason O’Mara for Season 2. Deadline report that a top-level meeting between the heads of 20th Century Fox, which produces Terra Nova, and FOX didn’t happen as scheduled earlier this month, but the pickup of Lang and O’Mara gives FOX some re-breathing space. All of which would make for a very tight production schedule, with filming having to start in April to make the fall season premiere, what with the show requiring extensive digital effects.
Those disappointed by the first season may be boosted by the news that the search is underway for “high-level” writers to help executive producers Brannon Braga and Rene Echevarria in the Season 2 kitchen, with the network and studio looking to “elevate” the writing going forward. Personally, I think they need to gut the beast and seriously consider the many, many ways in which the first season failed. All well and good getting new writers, but the show’s vision was also flawed — I digress.
According to Deadline, “Terra Nova at this point appears likely to be renewed.” We’ll keep you updated on the future of Terra Nova.