Entertainment Weekly has learned that Fox has decided not do do a presentation for “Terra Nova” at the San Diego Comic-Con next week. The show, from the minds of Steven Spielberg and Peter Chernin, was part of the Comic-Con schedule last Friday and was supposed to have had a panel at 3:30pm on the 23rd.
The midseason drama, executive produced by Brannon Braga, David Fury and Alex Graves, is not expected to start production until September and the producers don’t have any footage to show the Comic-Con attendees. Also, the magazine adds that “the writers don’t want to reveal too much about the high-concept series, which Fury promises will have an ‘ongoing mythology.'”
“There are a lot of surprises, a lot of reveals that come out throughout the course of season,” Fury said. “If we talk about the more interesting aspects of the show now, we’re afraid we’ll ruin the surprise for the audience. In this case, everything is moving along steadily, the script has been well-received. We just don’t have anything to wow anyone with. It’s still in the preliminary stage, It’s a huge undertaking.”
“There will be dinosaurs that have never been seen before,” promises Fury. “They’ve learned so much since the days of ‘Jurassic Park.'”
Adds Braga, “We are presenting a really cool show with a wonderous primeval world. There are not just dinosaurs. There is a whole ecosystem. There will be plenty of adventures and effects, but this is a show about the characters, the humans.”
“Terra Nova” follows an ordinary family on an extraordinary journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a part of a massive expedition to save the human race. Jason O’Mara will star.