I'd briefly forgotten about Terra Nova, Steven Spielberg's big-budget, Avatar-esque series about a group of people that travels back through time to a prehistoric Earth in hopes of saving humanity. After all, it's been a few months since the last casting announcement from the sci-fi drama.
But now Fox has released the first images from the two-hour preview, which is set to air in May, ahead of the series' debut on the network's fall schedule. Hey, it worked for Glee. Here's the official synopsis:
The series centers on the Shannon family as they join the tenth pilgrimage of settlers to TERRA NOVA, the first colony of humans in this second chance for civilization. JIM SHANNON, a devoted father with a checkered past, guides his family – wife ELISABETH and children JOSH and MADDY – through this new land of limitless beauty, mystery and terror. In addition to blue skies, rolling rivers and lush vegetation, TERRA NOVA offers new opportunities and fresh beginnings to its recent arrivals, but the Shannons have brought with them a famial secret that may threaten their citizenship in this utopia. These adventurers soon discover that this healthy, vibrant world is not as idyllic as it initially appears. The areas surrounding TERRA NOVA are filled with dangerous dinosaurs and other prehistoric threats, as well as external forces that may be intent on destroying this new world before it begins.
Terra Nova stars: Jason O'Mara as Jim Shannon, a devoted father with a complicated past; Stephen Lang as Commander Frank Taylor, leader of the settlement; Shelley Conn as Elisabeth Shannon, a trauma surgeon and Jim's wife; Landon Liboiron as Josh Shannon, the teen son of Jim and Elisabeth who's torn between two role models, his father and Commander Taylor; Naomi Scott as Maddy Shannon, the daughter of Jim and Elisabeth who has a distrust of authority; Allison Miller as Sky, a veteran resident of Terra Nova; Mido Hamada as Guzman, head of the security team; Alana Mansour as Zoe Shannon, the youngest child of Jim and Elisabeth; and Christine Adams as Mira, a battle-hardened resident of Terra Nova.
(via Spoiler TV)