Fox’s time travel drama Terra Nova has been one of the season’s most anticipated new series, if only because of its high-profile auspices—Steven Spielberg and former News Corp. president and COO Peter Chernin are executive producers.
Adding to that anticipation has been a flurry of news reports that rarely bode well for TV projects: production delays, staff changes and rising costs—the two-hour opener reportedly costs $14 million alone. All of which convinced Fox executives to postpone the series’ premiere, and instead launch the show as they did with Glee: a May event followed by a fall premiere.
With the two-hour event scheduled for May 23 and 24, anticipation remains high for the show, about an ordinary family in the future who, in the face of Earth’s possible extinction, travel back to prehistoric times to start man’s journey all over again.
Correspondent Alan Frutkin spoke with executive producers Brannon Braga and Rene Echevarria about Terra Nova.
Click below for an in-depth interview with producers Braga and Echevarria: