‘Terra Nova’ Season 2: Super-Intelligent Dinosaurs, and What Might Have Been
It’s no secret that for as cool a premise as FOX’s big-budget sci-fi actioner ‘Terra Nova‘ might have been, the expensive dinosaur spectacle failed to catch on enough to justify a second season. There had been talk of Netflix picking up the series for a second season at a reduced budget, but at least for now the idea seems to have gone the way of the dinosaur. So with ‘Terra Nova’ thoroughly on ice, what crazy twists and turns did the series’ creators have lined up for ‘Terra Nova’ season 2?
Super-smart dinosaurs may never see the light of day, thanks to FOX’s decision not to renew its expensive Spielberg-produced sci-fi thriller ‘Terra Nova’ for a second season. While the series set up some intriguing mysteries to explore across a potential second year, we likely won’t ever see producer Brannon Braga’s vision come to life. But just what would that vision have included?
According to Braga’s recent interview with Media Geek Network, he and the writers had already plotted out a full “bible” for the show’s second season, one which would have introduced the concept of dinosaurs more highly evolved and intelligent than those shown in the first season. Not only that, but Jim (Jason O’Mara) and Taylor (Stephen Lang)’s relationship would have undergone considerable strain:
The stuff out in the badlands, [there's] still an army out there, but we were going to find they were being massacred by what could be the possible next step in evolution for the dinosaurs. Highly intelligent dinosaurs, which we do know existed in that time… but done believably.
Then a big showdown, and Taylor was going to go crazy… The main source of conflict would be between Taylor and Jim Shannon, and a battle for control of the colony and how to deal with these new dangers.
Of course, none of that would explain the 18th century masthead that had supposedly been recovered from the mysterious badlands, but hey, gotta save something for season 3, right?
You can check out the full interview with Braga below, and tell us if you would have liked to see a second season of ‘Terra Nova’ in the comments!