Watch: Fox Teases Dino-riffic ‘Terra Nova’

by | February 7, 2011 at 5:53 PM | Terra Nova, TV News

Stephen Lang as Commander Nathaniel Taylor in Terra Nova (FOX)

Stephen Lang as Commander Nathaniel Taylor in Terra Nova (FOX)

Looking much the part of the zillion movie trailers scattered throughout Sunday night’s Super Bowl Game was the exciting first look at Fox’s highly hyped dino drama “Terra Nova.”

Launching over two nights in May and returning later in the fall, the expansive sci-fi epic has all the trappings of a large-scale feature film: Steven Spielberg is executive producing; the pilot cost an estimated $10 million; star Stephen Lang was plucked from “Avatar” – you get the picture.

If you missed it, check it out below:

Before you definitively conclude that “Terra Nova” is “Lost” meets “Jurassic Park,” consider this brief synopsis: The series follows an enterprising family from the year 2149 that does the time warp dance to prehistoric Earth in an experiment to save mankind from the wretched existence that is the year 2149.

Toplining the cast are Jason O’Mara (“Life on Mars“) as patriarch Jim Shannon; Shelley Conn (“Mistresses“) as matriarch Elisabeth Shannon; and the aforementioned Lang (“Avatar”) as Commander Nathaniel Taylor.

“Terra Nova” launches with a special two-night event Monday, May 23 and Tuesday, May 24 at 9/8c on Fox.