Stephen Lang (“Avatar”, “Conan”) is in talks to play the lead opposite Jason O’Mara on Fox’s prehistoric time-travel drama series Terra Nova:
Lang would play the role of Frank Taylor, the charismatic and ruthless leader of the Terra Nova settlement. Alex Graves is set to direct the pilot for the series.
In related news, executive producer David Fury has exited the project over creative differences:
“He was beloved by the producers on the show, but it just didn’t work out,” a source close to the series said. Showrunner Brannon Braga, who brought Fury over, will now be the drama’s sole writing executive producer as no direct replacement for Fury is planned.
Terra Nova is scheduled for a special preview May 2011, followed by its series launch in the fall.