Terra Nova Premiere Moves to Fall

Posted March 14th, 2011 at 12:15 pm

The upcoming Fox sci-fi series Terra Nova has moved its premiere date from May until fall. The network had originally planed to air a two hour premiere spread over two nights in May and then officially roll out the series in the fall premiere season. That is the same strategy they used to launch Glee. The special effects heavy Terra Nova however apparently needs more time to complete and won’t be ready to air any episodes until fall.

“TERRA NOVA is one of the most ambitious television series ever produced,” said [Fox entertainment president Kevin] Reilly. “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.”

Fox debuted a commercial for the series during the Super Bowl. Terra Nova focuses on a in family living in 2149 sent back in time to the prehistoric age in order to try and help save the human race which is threatened by overcrowding, overdevelopment, and the extinction of many animals and plant life.