Does Terra Nova locking down its stars mean renewal is on the way?

Even though Terra Nova just wrapped up its first season, and the word has yet to come down as to whether the Steven Spielberg executive-produced show will get a second, Fox and the show's producers are preparing for the future by making sure that its stars don't go anywhere.

Time is of the essence, as the cast's contracts come up for renewal on Dec. 31—so Fox is moving quickly to sign Jason O'Mara and Stephen Lang for a second season ... just to be sure. Terra Nova's got to get up and running quickly if they're going to make a September 2012 premiere: In order to allow time for the elaborate special effects, filming needs to start in April, and the writing will have to begin even earlier.

To that end, executive producers (and Star Trek veterans) Brannon Braga and Rene Echevarria are looking for some "high-level" writers to join the staff—hopefully to help bolster what some have seen as the show's major failing: the storytelling.

Deadline seems to think that, despite the show's low ratings and high budget, Terra Nova's still a valuable asset and Fox will announce a second season sometime in January.

Question is: Do you want more Terra Nova, or was one season enough?

(via Deadline)

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