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O'Mara May Join Fox's 'Terra Nova'

by Nick Zaino, posted Jun 7th 2010 12:40PM
Jason O'MaraDeadline.com is reporting that Jason O'Mara, best known for his role on the American adaptation of the time-traveling drama 'Life On Mars,' is in talks to star in 'Terra Nova,' another time-traveling drama from producer Steven Spielberg. Entertainment Weekly's Hollywood Insider blog is also reporting they have confirmed the story with a "key insider."

In ABC's 'Life On Mars,' O'Mara played Detective Sam Tyler, a New York City police officer sent back to the 1970s after a car crash. Despite a heavyweight cast that included Harvey Keitel, Michael Imperioli and Gretchen Mol, the show was canceled after 17 episodes and a major overhaul.
O'Mara would again be working with big names on Fox's 'Terra Nova' -- this time, behind the scenes. In addition to Spielberg, Alex Graves, who produced and directed the pilot episode of 'Fringe,' has been tapped to direct the pilot.

If O'Mara officially comes aboard, he would play Jim Shannon, a father raising a family in the year 2149 on a dying planet. Shannon travels back 85 million years to join a colony called Terra Nova with the purpose of rebuilding civilization from the beginning.

It's an ambitious project, and will no doubt benefit from the production values Spielberg and Dreamworks can bring to it. Probably no rubbery Sleestaks.

Kyle Chandler ('Friday Night Lights') was previously said to be eyeing the role, but has since turned it down, according to Hollywood Insider.

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rlwgds2

life on mars had the most amazing cast ever! i was so sorry to see it end. i will try the new show if jason o'mara is in it since i thought he was great in LOM.

July 05 2010 at 12:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tudo

"Life on Mars" was great!!I really miss it. Hope this works out for Jason O'Mara.

June 11 2010 at 5:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ricochet

Still can't believe they ended Life On Mars - it was one of the best shows ever!

June 07 2010 at 3:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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