THE WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE
AND BIGGEST DRAMA SERIES IN TV HISTORY,
EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY STEVEN SPIELBERG & PETER CHERNIN,
PREMIERS IN MALAYSIA FIRST AND EXCLUSIVE ON
FOX (ASTRO CH 710)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29TH, 8.55 PM
Kuala Lumpur – October 24, 2011 – FOX International Channels brings to Malaysian viewers with yet another first and exclusive drama series that promises to keep them enthralled, TERRA NOVA!
TERRA NOVA, the world’s most expensive and biggest drama series in TV history, premieres first and exclusive on FOX – the No.1 US Entertainment Channel!
TERRA NOVA is an epic adventure that follows a family’s journey back in time. In the year 2149, the world is dying; the planet is overdeveloped and overcrowded, with the majority of plant and animal life extinct. The future of mankind is in jeopardy, and its only hope for survival is in the distant past.
This 13-episode series centers on the “Shannon family” as they join the Tenth Pilgrimage of settlers to Terra Nova, the first colony established in this beautiful yet forbidding land. JIM SHANNON, played by Jason O’Mara (Band of Brothers, The Agency, Resident Evil: Extinction), a devoted father with a checkered past, guides his family through this new world of limitless beauty, mystery and terror. Upon the Shannon’s arrival, they are introduced to COMMANDER NATHANIEL TAYLOR (Stephen Lang from Avatar, Tombstone, Gettysburg and The Fugitive), the charismatic and heroic first pioneer and leader of the settlement. Taylor, warns the Shannon who include ELISABETH SHANNON played by Shelley Conn (Mistresses, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), JOSH SHANNON (Landon Liboiron), MADDY SHANNON (Naomi Scott) and ZOE (Alana Mansour), that while Terra Nova is a place of new opportunities and fresh beginnings, all is not as idyllic as it initially appears.
As the flagship channel of Fox International Channels, FOX enhances consumers viewing experience with the telecast of first and exclusive programmes and this is further augmented through the availability of dual language audios – English and Bahasa Malaysia, 24-hours, daily.
TERRA NOVA, first and exclusive on FOX (Astro Channel 710), will be telecast in dual audio languages – English and Bahasa Malaysia, with Bahasa Malaysia voice characters by Malaysian celebrities;
• Rosyam Nor (Commander Nathanial Taylor)
• Vanidah Imran (Elisabeth Shannon)
• Aaron Aziz (Jim Shannon)
• Sharifah Amani (Maddy Shannon)
• Zahiril Adzim (Josh Shannon)
TERRA NOVA is the most ambitious drama series ever conceived. It is the biggest, best and most anticipated blockbuster series on FOX (Astro Channel 710) as it taps into the well established cross category appeal of Jurassic Park, Lost and Avatar. The series overall has cost the FOX International Channels a staggering US$70 million (RM219 million) to produce, with the pilot episode alone coming in at in excess of US$20 million (RM63 million). That equates to roughly US$200,000 (RM627,000) for every minute of action and a major investment on the part of FOX International Channels.
TERRA NOVA is produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Chernin Entertainment, DreamWorks Television and Kapital Entertainment. Steven Spielberg (Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan, Jurassic Park, E.T,), Peter Chernin (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Brannon Braga (Star Trek), René Echevarria (Star Trek), Jon Cassar, Aaron Kaplan (Made of Honor, You, Me & Dupree), Katherine Pope, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Craig Silverstein and Kelly Marcel serve as executive producers. Alex Graves serves as executive producer and directed the series preview.
TERRA NOVA was one of eight honorees in the Most Exciting New Series at the “Critics Choice Television Awards” voted by journalists who had seen the pilots. The Los Angeles Times wrote: “Easily the most exciting show of the fall season, FOX’s Terra Nova” has such obvious, instant and demographically diverse appeal”. The New York Post calls it “Good family fun” while The Washington Post writes “Literally the biggest thing on TV this fall, “Terra Nova” has it all: time travel, misguided utopianism, “Swiss Family Robinson”-style cohesion and lots of hungry dinosaurs. It’s all pretty dazzling.”
TERRA NOVA PREMIERES FIRST AND EXCLUSIVE IN MALAYSIA AS A 2-HOUR SIMULCAST ON FOX (ASTRO CHANNEL 710) AND STAR WORLD (ASTRO CHANNEL 711), SATURDAY, 29 OCTOBER AT 8.55PM.
NEW EPISODES EVERY FRIDAY ONLY ON FOX (ASTRO CHANNEL 710) AT 8.55PM.
FOX PROVIDES DUAL LANGUAGE AUDIO – ENGLISH & BAHASA MALAYSIA
About FOX International Channels
FOX International Channels (FIC) is News Corporation’s international multi-media business. We develop, produce and distribute 200+ wholly- and majority-owned entertainment, factual, sports and movie channels across Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa, in 37 languages. These networks and their related mobile, non-linear and high-definition extensions, reach over 1 billion cumulative subscribing households worldwide.
In Asia, FIC operates 27 channel brands including the Fox, Star and National Geographic brands in 75 channel feeds across 14 markets, reaching more than 550 million cumulative subscribers in Asia Pacific and Middle East. The leading pay-TV network has offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Australia, Middle East and India. For more information, please visit: www.foxinternationalchannels.com
In Malaysia, FOX International Channels operates National Geographic Channel, National Geographic Channel HD, National Geographic Wild, National Geographic Adventure, National Geographic Music, STAR World, STAR Movies, STAR Movies HD, FOX, FOX Crime HD, FX HD, BabyTV, tvN HD, Channel [V] Taiwan, STAR Chinese Channel and STAR Chinese Movies 2.