Terra Nova is an American science fiction drama television series that is scheduled to air on Fox on Monday nights. It is scheduled to begin on September 26, 2011, starting with a two-hour premiere
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The show begins in the year 2149, a time when all life on planet Earth is threatened with extinction (suggested in trailers to be due to dwindling worldwide air quality and overpopulation). In an effort to save the human race, scientists develop a time machine allowing people to travel 85 million years back in time to the middle of the Cretaceous period of prehistoric Earth. The Shannon family (father Jim, his wife Elisabeth, and their three children Josh, Maddy and Zoe) join the tenth pilgrimage of settlers to Terra Nova, the first human colony on the other side of the temporal doorway. However, they are unaware that the colony is in the middle of a group of carnivorous dinosaurs.
– Jason O’Mara as Jim Shannon, a police officer and devoted father with a complicated past.
– Stephen Lang as Commander Nathaniel Taylor, a pioneer and leader of the settlement. The first person to arrive, Taylor survived the first four months on his own and then began building a community as new settlers came through; he has been the leader of the settlement for seven years. In early development, he was named Frank Taylor.
– Shelley Conn as Elisabeth Shannon, a trauma surgeon who is selected for Terra Nova. She is married to Jim.
– Landon Liboiron as Josh Shannon, the 17-year-old son of Jim and Elisabeth. He is reluctant to leave his old life behind.
– Naomi Scott as Maddy Shannon, the first daughter of Jim and Elisabeth. An awkward 15-year-old, she hopes to reinvent herself on Terra Nova.
– Allison Miller as Skye, a veteran resident of Terra Nova who guides Josh.
– Mido Hamada as Guzman, the head of a security team who also serves as a trusted adviser to Nathaniel Taylor.
– Alana Mansour as Zoe Shannon, the five-year-old daughter of Jim and Elisabeth Shannon.
– Christine Adams as Mira, the leader of a group that is opposed to Taylor.
– Rod Hallett as Dr. Malcolm Wallace, Jim’s rival.