Steven Spielberg - Spielberg's Terra Nova Given The Boot By Fox
Steven Spielberg's 'Terra Nova' has been axed by the Fox TV network after one series.
Steven Spielberg's 'Terra Nova' has been axed after one series.
The sci-fi drama - which stars Jason O'Mara, Stephen Lang, Christine Adams and Shelley Con - has been given the boot by US TV network 20th Century Fox, which is now thought to be offering it to other companies for a second series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Despite having an estimated budget of $14m for its two-hour pilot installment and $4m for subsequent episodes, it has failed to do as well as expected.
On average the programme - which also aired in the UK - attracted 7.5 million viewers.
Kelly Marcel - who wrote and produced the series - took to twitter to reveal her disappointment at the decision to axe the show.
She tweeted: ''RIP Terra Nova - eternally grateful to everyone who worked so hard on it so brilliantly. Thank you.''
Last year, Jason - who portrays Jim Shannon in the show - revealed the cast were ''confident'' about the programme being recomissioned for a second series.
He wrote on twitter: ''Decision to pick up Terra Nova for S2 deferred to New Year by [Fox].
''Everyone involved remains confident and optimistic.''