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Stephen Lang will star opposite Jason O'Mara in the adventure epic Terra Nova, a rep for the series confirms.

The Fox series kicks off in 2149, where the Shannon family, led by patriarch Jim (O'Mara), flees an overpopulated and emaciated Earth through a crack in the space-time continuum. On the other side? Terra Nova, a new colony built on prehistoric Earth.

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Lang, who last appeared in Avatar and Public Enemies, will play Frank Taylor, the determined leader and first settler of Terra Nova. He has his own suspicious agenda.

Fox will air a sneak preview of Terra Nova, which is being filmed in Australia, in May. The series will debut next fall.