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Netflix Will Not Save Terra Nova

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Netflix is in the process of making the jump to become a producer of original content. They’ve already picked up the cancelled TV series Arrested Development, intending to produce new episodes of the dearly departed show. And after the cancellation of Terra Nova the streaming service entered into talks with Terra Nova’s producers, with the intent of doing the same to their dino show. But now they’re not.

The two parties were unable to reach an agreement which would allow Netflix to revive the show. No word on just what the hangup was, but I hope it had something to do with our push on this site to get them to spend their money on something better. Our readers have sent thousands of tweets to Netflix using this link to point them in the right direction.

There’s no shortage of great, cancelled science fiction programming out there for them to pick up. Because of Terra Nova’s hefty per-episode price tag, most of those other shows could be produced more cheaply and oh, by the way, also have much more dedicated fanbases. In particular GFR and its readers been trying to draw their attention to cancelled programs like Stargate Universe and Firefly. Maybe now that Terra Nova’s off their radar Netflix will turn it’s attention there instead.

Comments

  1. Bryan Hodges says:

    Good. I watched every episode, but it wasn’t very good. I wasn’t broken hearted to see it go. Bring back SGU. Yes, I loved Farscape & Firefly…but they’ve been gone too long.

  2. GUY WHO LIKES TERRA NOVA says:

    THIS SUCKS I LIKED TERRA NOVA!!!

  3. GUY WHO LIKES TERRA NOVA says:

    THIS SUCKS I LIKED TERRA NOVA!!!

  4. Onemoregoodguy says:

    i’d prefer firefly to be re-started, but nathan fillion is busy with castle so i don’t know. i think we should try for stargate universe.

  5. Onemoregoodguy says:

    i’d prefer firefly to be re-started, but nathan fillion is busy with castle so i don’t know. i think we should try for stargate universe.

  6. David Keeley says:

    Brig back SG-U.  Such a dark, mysterious show with so much potential.  It could have easily run as long as the original SG1

    • JT says:

      Stargate Universe had a rough start but the show really was turning into something kind of special and unique towards the end. 

  7. David Keeley says:

    Brig back SG-U.  Such a dark, mysterious show with so much potential.  It could have easily run as long as the original SG1

  8. Kirkmoreno says:

    GFR, is there a reason you are OBSESSED with this modern day “Sid&Marty Krofft looking” production?

  9. I tried hard to like Terra Nova but it just wasn’t happening. SGU on the other hand really deserves a second chance.

  10. Brian White says:

    Firefly or Jericho are my biggest recommends, but I’d love to see SGU back too. Another show that wasn’t done as closely with the books as it should have been was The Dresden Files. This deserves a continuing series. 

  11. Videomaker2000 says:

    Problem with Terra Nova is that it was more LOST than Jurassic Park.

  12. Tengrafix says:

    SGU – I was skeptical at first, but it grew on me. And just as I became committed, it was gone. Lot’s of potential there.

  13. Is there some kind of petition to bring back SGU? Where do I sign?

  14. Mike says:

    Bring back Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles!

  15. phoenix219 says:

    Bring back HEROES!!!!!

  16. Jeffro40299 says:

    you could never bring back firefly. everybody is busy with other things, and too many people died in serenity

  17. Chris Paris says:

    Netflix is talking out their ass, just pushing press releases. They don’t have the money to fund Arrested Development, nevermind Terra Nova, one of the most expensive TV shows ever made. They are still scrambling to get their customers back. They may become a content producer, but it will be YouTube / Channel 101 level stuff at best.

  18. R 2ddummy says:

    While “Jericho” is still my all-time favorite and first pick for resurrection, I LOVED “Terra Nova”, too and wished that Netflix had wanted to pick it up!  It was one of the only shows on TV that captured MY attention and that I could let my kids watch (and they loved), too!  Very rare!  So frustrated it was cancelled……..

  19. Sissiginger says:

    When I first heard about the show I though it was gonna be crap. The first two episodes where so so. And then…Towards the end of the season I couldn’t get enough of Terra Nova. I still can’t even after having watched it all over again (blush).
    It’s not too late yet, FOX!
    Prove your citics wrong!!!!

  20. Gussy2000 says:

    Stargate Universe and Firefly?  Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big Firefly fan but Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles has gotten over 50% of the votes on GFR’s poll.  Maybe the Lena Headley on GOT thing has that one off the list, I don’t know but it should at least be mentioned.  The way TSCC was left hanging has to be one of THE most torturous cliffhangers  in TV history especially give the fact the series was cancelled.  At this point, I’d be willing to accept a new actress as Sarah just to finish the series (which was only intended to go for two more seasons as it was).

  21. Sara says:

    I love SGU, I love Jericho, I love Firefly. But I also loved Terra Nova, so this is disappointing. Also, Firefly cannot come back without Nathan Fillion, and he kind of already has a successful show. So that’s a pipe dream if you ask me.

  22. cld1 says:

    re SGU being restarted (i hope with it’s intelligent, interesting and entertaining content) the obvious in the opening scene tells how long they were in suspension which equals how the show was gone. did someone expect it to return in 3 years?

  23. SantaFe FlowerShop says:

    Terra nova was good!! but networks wants to make money not to make fans happy they want money money money is all they think they should take off all the programs they got right now!! nothing good to see on tv anymore even so i got like 300+ channnels

  24. Roy Gales says:

    Personally I would like to see Farscape,SG-U, Sarah Conners and Star Trek all done as one shot TV Movies that could later be sold as stand alone shows on DVD.

  25. MrCoco says:

    how about Star Trek: Renegades .. here is a show that is in the process of getting started and just needs a place to be seen by the masses.

    http://startrekrenegades.com/home/

  26. Tha JackaL says:

    Shame but Sliders! That’s what I want to see more off…. I want the original cast
    to come back, and explain how they get Jerry O’Connell back by removing
    him from the other Quinn, and then even bring back Charlie O’Connell…
    That’s still one of my all time favorite shows! It’s really a shame how
    it ended.