“Terra Nova” is FOX’s new sci-fi show, which follows an ordinary family on a journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a small part of a daring experiment to save the human race. In the year 2149, the world is dying. The planet is overdeveloped and overcrowded, with the majority of plant and animal life extinct. The future of mankind is in jeopardy, and its only hope for survival is in the distant past. When scientists at the FERMI Particle Accelerator unexpectedly discovered a fracture in time that made it possible to construct a portal into primeval history, the bold notion was born to resettle humanity in the past – a second chance to rebuild civilization and get it right this time. The series centers on the Shannon family as they join the Tenth Pilgrimage of settlers to Terra Nova, the first colony established in this beautiful yet foreboding land.
The show stars Jason O’Mara of “Life on Mars” as the head of the family. He is flanked by Shelley Conn (“Mistresses”), Landon Liboiron (“Degrassi: The Next Generation”), Allison Miller (“Kings”) and Naomi Scott (“Life Bites”).
The team behind “Terra Nova” include executive producers Steven Spielberg (“Saving Private Ryan,” “Jurassic Park”), Peter Chernin, Ren� Echevarria (“Castle,” “The 4400″) and Brannon Braga (“24″). It will air Monday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.