No More Preview For FOX’s TERRA NOVA

If you were excited about getting a preview of TERRA NOVA in May, I am sorry to say that you will have to wait a few more months to discover FOX’s new epic family adventure series. As announced by Kevin Reilly, President of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company, FOX has pushed the special early preview date to “give the visual effects team the time needed for their ground-breaking work.”

Here is the full quote from Reilly:

“TERRA NOVA is one of the most ambitious television series ever produced. The cutting-edge visual effects used to create the world of TERRA NOVA, which is of massive scope and scale, require more time to be realized. This aspect of the series is essential, so we are pushing back the special early preview date to give the visual effects team the time needed for their ground-breaking work.”

And here is what executive producer René Echevarria had to say:

“The world of TERRA NOVA is visually stunning on multiple levels, and effects play an enormous part. Premiering in the fall will give us the proper time to create a world never before seen on television.”

Terra Nova follows an ordinary family embarking on an incredible journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a small part of a daring experiment to save the human race. In the year 2149 the world is dying. The planet is overdeveloped, overcrowded and overpolluted. With no known way to reverse the damage to the planet, scientists discover a portal to prehistoric Earth. This doorway leads to an amazing world, one that allows for a last-ditch effort to save the human race…a second chance to rebuild civilization and get it right this time.

The last time FOX previewed a show in May before launching the full season in the Fall was for this little show called Glee, which begs the question: Would Terra Nova have benefited from this preview the way Glee did? Or will Terra Nova be successful regardless of whether they tease audiences with a preview episode?

I personally have been excited about this show since I first heard about it (and let’s not even mention those great promos), so I will be there regardless of when the premiere is. Let’s just hope these additional months of waiting will lead to some epic television.

In the meantime, you can read all our coverage of Terra Nova here.

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