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Irish star says Terra Nova axed too early

1 of 2 Jason O'Mara with Vegas co-stars Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis
Jason O'Mara with Vegas co-stars Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis
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O'Mara - "There was a lot more story to tell"

Irish actor Jason O'Mara has been talking about the axing of his US sci-fi series Terra Nova, describing network Fox's decision as "premature".

Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter during a press event for his new 1960s-set series Vegas, O'Mara said of Terra Nova: "We proved that with the season finale - there was a lot more story to tell.

"Creatively, we probably could have made some slightly better decisions halfway through but I think that's par for the course for such an ambitious series."

As regards Terra Nova's plot, O'Mara said: "I think there was a lack of clarity in terms of when the mythology needed to kick in.

"The first few episodes were strangely stand-alone and there wasn't much mythology. I think the mythology needed to be kicking in right from that second episode and onward. We needed to commit to the fact that it was going to be a Lost-like mythological series and not apologise for it.

"There was an audience to watch it, certainly internationally. ...Domestically, it didn't quite get there. Honestly, we were on the bubble and we were a show that they should have just gone with their gut and taken another shot for another season."

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