Terra Nova on FOX - Official Site. Terra Nova (TV series) Terra Nova is an American science fiction drama television series.
It premiered on September 26, 2011 with a two-hour premiere, and concluded on December 19, 2011 with a two-hour, two-episode finale. The series follows the Shannon family as they travel 85 million years into the past to an Earth of a parallel universe. The series is based on an idea by British writer Kelly Marcel. On March 5, 2012, Fox announced that it would not pick up the series for a second season. According to the story's premise, Elisabeth Shannon is chosen for her medical expertise, and her children with her.
Her husband, imprisoned for violating population control by harbouring a third child and assaulting an official agent to protect his young daughter, stows away to join them, and eventually convinces the colony's leader, Commander Nathaniel Taylor, that his own police expertise is of use to the administration. Terra Nova (TV Series 2011)