'Terra Nova' to launch on Fox this fall
Published Mar 12 2011, 15:31 GMT | By Tom Ayres Fox
has announced that it has been forced to delay the premiere of its new science fiction series Terra Nova
until later this year.
The series had been scheduled to launch with a special preview this May, but has now been pushed back to give the show's visual effects team enough time to finish their work.
is one of the most ambitious television series ever produced," claimed Fox's president of entertainment Kevin Riley. "The cutting-edge visual effects used to create the world of Terra Nova, which is of massive scope and scale, require more time to be realised.
"This aspect of the series is essential, so we are pushing back the special early preview date to give the visual effects team the time needed for their ground-breaking work," he added.Terra Nova
follows the Shannon family as they journey back to prehistoric times in an experiment to try to save the human race from extinction.
The series will star Avatar
antagonist Stephen Lang opposite Life on Mars
actor Jim Shannon, and the likes of Shelley Conn, Landon Liboiron and Naomi Scott.Steven Spielberg
serves as an executive producer on the project.Terra Nova
will now premiere on Fox this fall.