With a pilot episode budget rumored to be among the most expensive in TV history and the high expectations that come with any project produced by Steven Spielberg, "Terra Nova" has a lot to live up to when it premieres later this year. And now we finally have our first look at what the hype is all about.
Entertainment Weekly published the first pictures from the "Terra Nova" pilot in one of the latest issues, which were then posted online by SpoilerTV
Fox has also released an official synopsis which better explains the premise.
The series centers on the Shannon family as they join the tenth pilgrimage of settlers to TERRA NOVA, the first colony of humans in this second chance for civilization. JIM SHANNON, a devoted father with a checkered past, guides his family – wife ELISABETH and children JOSH and MADDY – through this new land of limitless beauty, mystery and terror.
In addition to blue skies, rolling rivers and lush vegetation, TERRA NOVA offers new opportunities and fresh beginnings to its recent arrivals, but the Shannons have brought with them a famial secret that may threaten their citizenship in this utopia. 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.
In the first picture we see the assembled Shannon family. From left to right, Jason O’Mara as Jim Shannon, Landon Liboiron as Josh Shannon, Naomi Scott as Maddy Shannon, Alana Mansour as Zoe and Shelley Conn as Elisabeth Shannon.
Here we find Jim with presumably the Terra Nova military forces behind him.
And like father like son, Josh fires a weapon at an unseen enemy alongside his love interest and veteran Terra Nova resident, Skye (Allison Miller).
To close out the set, a pic of Jim wearing some kind of oxygen mask.
The pilot episode of "Terra Nova" will debut later this spring before the series returns in the fall for a full season.