by Daelyn Fortney
Categories: Film/TV
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Executive producers Steven Spielberg, Peter Chernin, Brannon Braga (24, Star Trek: Enterprise) and David Fury (Lost, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) have teamed up to create an epic prehistoric adventure that follows a regular family as they time travel to Prehistoric Earth to save mankind.

The tv series, Terra Nova, centers around the Shannon family from the year 2149. The world they live in is overcrowded and overpolluted—most of the plant and animal life is extinct. Seeing no way to reverse the planet’s damage created by humans, a group of scientists open a space-time continuum portal that leads to a time 150 million years in the past. The family joins the settlers in Terra Nova, giving them a second chance for civilization.

The new world offers blue skies, abundant vegetation, and fresh beginnings for the inhabitants.

But before you think everything will be perfect in Terra Nova, Fox shared this tidbit: “These adventurers soon discover that this healthy, vibrant world is not as idyllic as it initially appears. The areas surrounding Terra Nova are filled with dangerous dinosaurs, and other prehistoric threats, as well as external forces that may be intent on destroying this new world before it begins. But perhaps even more threatening than what lies outside the protective walls is the Shannons’ realization that something sinister may be happening inside Terra Nova as not everyone on this mission has the same intentions of how best to save mankind.”

Terra Nova is set to debut on Fox in Spring of 2011.  According to SFF Media, each episode will cost $4 million to produce.