Terra Nova returning to Queensland

By David Knox on May 20, 2011 / Filed Under News 12

New FOX series Terra Nova will return to Queensland to resume filming.

Screen Queensland CEO Maureen Barron today welcomed the return of the cast and crew of the dinosaur series, to re-commence filming on the Gold Coast on May 25th.

“Executive produced by Steven Spielberg and Peter Chernin, Terra Nova is an ambitious big-budget television series that Queensland and international audiences are impatient to see. We are thrilled to welcome back the production to complete filming of season one,” she said.

Terra Nova is very important to the Queensland production community at a time when there has been a drop in international production throughout Australia due to currency fluctuations and increased competition from international locations. It is the only international production currently in production in Australia.”

With the high value of the Australian dollar, there were some concerns the series may not return. Its debut season was also hampered by wet weather.

Filming of the first series began in November 2010 in south east Queensland, with locations in Brisbane’s CBD, Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast, and the Gold Coast’s hinterland including the small town of Bonogin.

It will air in Australia on TEN.



  1. Matthew August 10, 2011 at 5:21 pm -

    Nooooo It can’ air on 10 because as I’ve stated elsewhere on this site given their past record with anything remotely Sci-Fi or Epic, It’ll probably debut at like 8:30pm Thursday which is fine But before episode 5 it’ll vanish to the ridiculousness of 11:30-12:30 or worse and that’s of course assuming they show it at all – If we’re lucky they’ll maybe roll it out next year but by then everyone who actually wants to see it will ave downloaded it and watched it several times already – Then 10 will b*tch and moan about the low ratings – Dúh – Before yanking it completely. Why couldn’t they just leave it the hell alone for FOX 8 to air?

  2. sue July 27, 2011 at 2:22 pm -

    bonogin is a beautiful little place a lot of movies have been made here so dont knock the place untill youve been here

  3. Dom June 3, 2011 at 1:58 pm -

    The location is Bonogin Rd and Smith Rd Bonogin…take a left on Smith Rd and it is about two k’s up the road on the left…It wasn’t fun to work on…probably the worst job I’ve ever worked on…and they are finishing the pilot and will shoot the first season in Australia.

  4. Jerome May 21, 2011 at 5:55 pm -

    Has ten really picked this up? How did they manage to do that before the FOX sweeps which are usually early June? The only reports I’ve read say that ten are keen to pick it up, when it is available, not that they already have.

  5. Madame Tango May 21, 2011 at 7:04 am -

    South East Queensland – Northern NSW has more world heritage national park etc then the North and is a better location – very close to two airports and major infrastructure and places like Movie World. And Benogin is very tucked away.

  6. Craig May 20, 2011 at 9:01 pm -

    Nice to know they are returning to QLD. I’m about 2 or 3 hours away, could make a fun day trip if you could get close to the sets. How long are they shooting for?

  7. David @ Green Point May 20, 2011 at 7:55 pm -

    Bugger – I reckon FNQ would offer heaps of scenery to rival (and surpass) Hawaii.

    SEQ? Wouldn’t you see the freeways?

    And the XXXX signs?

  8. GuanoLad May 20, 2011 at 6:39 pm -

    From what I read (it may have been here where I read it) they had only filmed the pilot episode, and were already way over budget. Not sure why they delayed the rest of the series shooting, but glad to hear they’re back on track as the show looks to be really amazing.

  9. David @ Green Point May 20, 2011 at 6:29 pm -

    Looking forward to seeing the difference between Hawaii & FNQ!!!

  10. deedeedragons May 20, 2011 at 6:21 pm -

    Great news! I thought with the Aussie Dollar they would go else where.

  11. Adam May 20, 2011 at 5:57 pm -

    just so you know, the quote says they are returning to complete season one, not begin season two as stated in the first sentence. :P

  12. Jason May 20, 2011 at 5:34 pm -

    Cool. That’s not too far away from me. Knew a guy who was an extra in this – he might be back in a job now!

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