Academy-Award winner Steven Spielberg is ”heading Down Under” to shoot a new dinosaur epic for the small screen.

The director, renowned for his Jurassic Park movies, will work with the extinct reptiles again in ”Terra Nova” – an expensive series that will see scientists return to prehistoric Earth.

Spielberg has chosen southeast Queensland in Australia as the location for his new show and is reported to cost a staggering 2.6 million pound-per-episode.

“Queensland had the right look, climate and terrain, a vibrant production community and attractive economic incentives. We are very excited to be shooting our first production there,” the Daily Star quoted Jim Sharp of Fox Television as saying.

Irish actor Jason O”Mara is reportedly being cast to play the show”s lead.

The show will air on the Fox network.

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