Terra Nova – The Complete Series is released on DVD this week, and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment keep sending us over clips to celebrate the release, and to share the joys of dinosaurs chase scenes. Here’s another one, a feature on the Shannon family and a behind the scenes piece.
It is the year 2149, and humanity is in the final throes of extinction. Those fortunate enough to escape are allowed to travel back in time 85 million years to an outpost known as Terra Nova. For the Shannon family, it’s a chance to reunite and start over. But once there, they face giant, carnivorous dinosaurs, and mysterious forces conspire to destroy the entire experiment — and everyone involved in it!
JAMES “JIM” SHANNON (Jason O’Mara)
Husband to Elizabeth Shannon and devoted father of three, James Shannon breaks population control laws in the year 2149 and flees with his family to Terra Nova, a colony 85 million years in a parallel past. A former detective of the Chicago Police he finds a natural place as a member of the Terra Nova security task force. Extremely protective of his family, he risks everything to keep them all together and safe.
DR. ELIZABETH SHANNON (Shelley Conn)
Wife of Jim Shannon and mother of Josh, Maddy and Zoe she is a trauma surgeon both back in Chicago and in Terra Nova. An extremely caring wife and mother, she is willing to sacrifice her career for her family.
JOSH SHANNON (Landon Liboiron)
The oldest child of Jim and Elizabeth Shannon, Josh resents his father for taking him away from his girlfriend in 2149 and forcing him to live in Terra Nova. He struggles to adjust to life in the Terra Nova and is rebellious both against his parents and the rules of the colony, making life difficult for everyone involved.
MADDY SHANNON (Naomi Scott)
The middle child of Jim and Elizabeth Shannon, Maddy is extremely intelligent, emotional and endearingly awkward. She looks at her new life in Terra Nova as a chance to reinvent herself and begins a romance with Mark Reynolds, a soldier in Terra Nova.
ZOE SHANNON (Alana Mansour)
As the youngest child of Jim and Elizabeth Shannon, Zoe has lived most of her life in secret as her birth marked a breach in very strict population laws. When her existence was discovered by the Chicago police, her father Jim was sent to prison. Following her father’s escape from Prison, Zoe and Jim were reunited in Terra Nova. As an illegal child she had to be smuggled to Terra Nova in a backpack.