The Jim Shannon depicter thinks 'it's better to have a totally awesome dinosaur in [just] one episode, rather than seeing a dinosaur every episode that isn't quite there.'
"Terra Nova" is yet to be picked up for a second season, but Jason O'Mara has had some ideas to improve the show. Speaking at a New York premiere for his new action comedy film "One for the Money" on Monday, January 23, the Jim Shannon of the prehistoric-set drama series revealed that he hopes the show will use better dinosaurs if it returns for a new chapter.
"When we use dinosaurs, I really hope they're completely kick-a** dinosaurs - no half-hearted dinosaurs," the 39-year-old actor told TVLine. He even thought that "maybe it's better to have a totally awesome dinosaur in [just] one episode, rather than seeing a dinosaur every episode that isn't quite there."
Offering more suggestions for the possible second season, O'Mara hoped "Terra Nova" will feature more actions and a lot more mythology, as well as introduce "a really bad, bad, bad guy." He added, "We need to find out who the baddest dude is and bring him into our story," proposing James Earl Jones for the role.
Noting that the show needs to get picked up first before his ideas can be used, O'Mara revealed that FOX president Kevin Reilly recently said he was "making a decision, and everyone just has to stand by." The former "Life on Mars" star admitted he hopes that "really soon they'll have all the information they need to make their decision."
Back in late 2011, it was reported that the producers of "Terra Nova" were hunting for high-level writers, who would join executive producers Brannon Braga and Rene Echevarria, as they were working on to improve the story should the show get a second season order. While awaiting renewal, the show's bosses have reportedly also moved to secure key actors, including O'Mara and Stephen Lang.