'Terra Nova' cancelled by Fox

Published Mar 6 2012, 04:21 GMT  |  By

Terra Nova has been cancelled by the Fox network, reports have suggested.

However, the sci-fi drama, which counted Steven Spielberg among its executive producers, will be shopped around the networks for next season by 20th Century Fox, Deadline reports.

Jim Shannon in Terra Nova

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The decision has apparently been taken so early to allow a second season of the drama to start in the fall if it is picked up elsewhere.

Series star Jason O'Mara, who plays Jim Shannon, said late last year that Fox had deferred the decision on a second run of Terra Nova until early 2012, adding that he remained optimistic about the prospects of renewal.

Shelley Conn also told Digital Spy that she was hopeful about a potential second season of Terra Nova, saying: "We're so invested that it would break my heart if we didn't get another chance at this.

"I just think everybody's worked so hard and we've created something that deserves to be continued."

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