Trek vet will run Spielberg's sci-fi dinosaur TV show

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

Brannon Braga—the former Star Trek producer who co-created ABC's FlashForward—has joined Steven Spielberg's upcoming prehistoric dinosaur drama Terra Nova for Fox as executive producer and show runner.

Meanwhile, Friday Night Lights and King Kong star Kyle Chandler is rumored to be in talks to take the lead role in the show.

Braga is also a producer of Fox's 24, which is in its last season.

The Braga news comes from Deadline Hollywood:

Star Trek veteran Brannon Braga has joined the upcoming Steven Spielberg/Peter Chernin pre-historic drama Terra Nova as executive producer/ showrunner. Though no deals have been finalized, with Braga on board, I hear the project has unofficially been given a 13-episode order and has started staffing. ...

Terra Nova follows a family from 100 years in the future who travel back in time 150 million years to prehistoric Earth ruled by dinosaurs. It was co-written by Craig Silverstein and British scribe Kelly Marcel, from an idea of Marcel's.

The Chandler news comes from Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello:

The actor has been made what one source describes as a "very lucrative offer" to headline Terra Nova, Fox's big budget pilot from producer Steven Spielberg and Peter Chernin.
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