After a long search, Fox has cast its female lead for its new, big-budget sci-fi time-traveling TV series (try writing that really fast!) “Terra Nova” in British actress Shelley Conn.
The project, produced by Steven Spielberg and Peter Chernin, follows Jim Shannon (O’Mara), Elizabeth Shannon (Conn) and their 3 kids – an ordinary family from 2149 who are transported back 85 million years to prehistoric Earth where they join Terra Nova, a colony of humans with a second chance to build a civilization.
Jason O’Mara is the male lead, while Stephen Lang of “Avatar” fame will play the baddie.
Production on “Terra Nova” is scheduled to start in October in Australia for Fall 2011. The show will air a preview episode in May first, though.