Originally slated to debut via a special two-night sneak peek in May, the Steven Spielberg-produced series will now premiere in the fall. The show’s ambitious visual effects are being blamed for the delay.
“Terra Nova is one of the most ambitious television series ever produced,” said Fox president Kevin Reilly. “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 realized. 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.”
This is the second time Fox has postponed the show’s launch. Terra Nova was initially slated to bow at midseason, but the network decided to give it the Glee treatment and preview it in May. In place of the two-night event — scheduled for May 23 and May 24 at 9/8c — Fox air the season finales of The Chicago Code and Glee.
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