Terra Nova

 

Cast: Jason O'Mara, Shelley Conn, Christine Adams, Allison Miller, Landon Liboiron, Naomi Scott, Rod Hallett, Alana Mansour, Stephen Lang

  • Airs: 8pm Mondays
  • Air Dates: September 2011 - December 2011

Premise:

The series is initially set in 2149, a time when overpopulation and declining air quality worldwide threatens all life on Earth. After scientists discover a rift in spacetime, they begin sending people in a series of "pilgrimages" 85 million years into Earth's Cretaceous past, to a different "time stream". The series focuses primarily on the lives of the Shannon family (Jim, his wife Elisabeth, and their three children Josh, Maddie, and Zoe) as they join the Terra Nova colony in the prehistoric past.

Opposing the colony and its leader, Commander Nathaniel Taylor, is a group of separatists known as the "Sixers", who arrived in the "Sixth Pilgrimage" and are working in concert with corporate industrialists and Taylor's estranged son Lucas in an effort to strip the distant past Earth of its resources and send them back to 2149.