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There are three distinct variations of Velociraptor which were cloned by InGen, not counting sexual dimorphism seen within each individual version. However, despite the surface level variations, each sub-species remains relatively similiar in terms of physical attributes. Each species is roughly 6 feet tall…

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Live Action Jurassic World Spin-Off Series Are a Very Real Possibility

In the age of expanding fictional universes across all mediums, the Jurassic World franchise feels underdeveloped. Its lack of comics, books, video-games, and other forms of expanded media leave a appetite for much more, and perhaps even a frustration within much of its core fans. Ok – yes – that complaint does sound funny after Battle at Big Rock made its debut weeks ago, which perhaps is a sign of positive changes to come, but as it stands there is decisive a drought of content.

Given the lack of stories and content (outside of toys) sustaining the films between their 3-year gaps, many assume the thought of spin-off films, or even live action TV seems unrealistic. However, it turns out Colin Trevorrow has a different outlook:

At Collider’s screening of Jurassic World, where Laura Dern surprised the crowd and announced the Jurassic Park trio was returning for Jurassic World 3 in leading roles, a question and answer session was held with Colin Trevorrow. Colin is a writer on all 3 Jurassic World films, plus director of Jurassic World and JW3; Colin also oversees the franchise as a whole in this new evolutionary era. In the above clip, he’s asked about the possibility of Jurassic World spin-off’s not featuring Claire Dearing and Owen Grady, and/or a live-action series, anthology or otherwise.

Colin went on to talk about the various things Jurassic is currently doing, like Camp Cretaceous, an animated series from DreamWorks coming to Netflix next year, before directly stating “If the audience demands [other live action stories], we will provide.”

It’s long been clear that the Jurassic franchise wouldn’t simply go extinct with Jurassic World 3, which is expected to wrap up the Jurassic World trilogy, and greater saga threads started in Jurassic Park. However, it’s never been clear if more films were on the menu – nor if live-action content outside of films were a possibility. Now, it seems that it’s not only possible, it’s very plausible to expect more news on it in the future. This could be a great opportunity to tell different stories within this ever-growing Jurassic world, from different character perspectives, or different time periods entirely.

Further, it provides other artists in the industry a chance to contribute to Jurassic – opening the door for perhaps smaller-scale stories akin to Jurassic Park (which feels dialed back comparatively), fully embracing its Crichton techno-thriller roots. Fans have long asked for Jurassic projects to take inspiration from Alex Garlands work on Ex Machina, John Krasinski’s work on A Quiet Place, and Lisa Joy’s work on HBO’s Westworld. The possibilities are truly endless, as is the pool of talent to help bring the dinosaurs to life.

Personally, I’ve always wanted to see more from Jurassic World as an open park, and I think an anthology series documenting the day in the life of various employees over its 10 years of operation would be the perfect way to explore it. While guests may have avoided major incident prior to the Indominus Rex, it’s likely the staff have long been chasing dinosaurs, and been chased in return — offering fun adventures and thrills to explore, all while fleshing out the inevitable captivating scientific breakthroughs, and shady happenings behind closed doors.

Whatever the future holds, one thing is for certain: it’s a good time to be a Jurassic fan.

Do you think a live action Jurassic TV series may be on the horizon, and if so, what would you like to see? Sound off in the comments below, and let us know!


30 thoughts on “Live Action Jurassic World Spin-Off Series Are a Very Real Possibility

  1. Imagine a spinoff series following the lives and jobs of Jurassic World’s ACU. That could be interesting, seeing them go about their daily jobs and handling security within the park.

  2. I would be interested to see a prequel series that shows Masrani’s initial clean up of Nublar to then build Jurassic World. Like that poster they released of the raptor on the explorer, with Jurassic World being built in the background. That would be amazing to see.

  3. I like your idea of an anthology series documenting the day in the life of various employees in Jurassic World over its 10 years of operation, that would be pretty cool. In addition to that, I would also love to see a live-action series much like the British TV show “Primeval” and the documentary series ” Hunter Hunted” in which experts ( paleontologists, animal behaviorists etc) investigate dinosaur attacks on people, something that I think would be ideal to the theme Dinosaurs and Humans coexist.

  4. I like your idea of an anthology series documenting the day in the life of various employees in Jurassic World over its 10 years of operation, that would be pretty cool. In addition to that, I would also love to see a live-action series much like the British TV show “Primeval” and the documentary series ” Hunter Hunted” in which experts ( paleontologists, animal behaviorists etc) investigate dinosaur attacks on people, something that I think would be ideal to the theme Dinosaurs and Humans coexist.

  5. I would definitely agree for live-action movies or series and animated series (in 2D like “Godzilla: The Series” 1998) taking place between Jurassic Park 3 and Jurassic World, The Lost World and Jurassic Park 3, Jurassic World and Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom or even after, some stories will be inspired by comics like “Jurassic Park Dangerous Game” IDW, video games : “Jurassic Park Trespasser” 1998 and those canceled as “Jurassic Park Survival” 2001, deleted scenes: the mosasaur attacking and killing the whalers, the t-rex Buck of “The Lost World Jurassic Park” passing his head through the window of Benjamin’s bedroom and frightening his family, how the baby’s leg t- rex was broken, how Ajay Sidhu died, what attacked the boat “Dino-Soar” in the mist at the beginning of Jurassic Park 3 (spinosaurus, …?), how Ben Hildebrand died, how Eric Kirby has survived 8 weeks on Isla Sorna since landing on the tree with Ben until the arrival of his parents and Alan Grant, the adventure of Blue and Rexy/Roberta from the end of Jurassic World until the beginning of the eruption of Mount Sibo; what is causing the other scars located on the right side of Rexy/Roberta (since Jurassic World) view that she was not injured on that side at the end of Jurassic Park except for the neck and lower jaw, which means she got them after her fight against the 2 raptors in Jurassic Park and before the events Jurassic World.
    -I would like there to be in such series: Suchomimus, Pyroraptor, Deinonychus, Utahraptor, Teratophoneus, Tarbosaurus, Deinosuchus, Sarcosuchus, Ornithocheirus (perhaps of span of 12 meters), brachiosaurus in a similar scene to that of Jurassic Park 3 “Brachiosaurus on the Bank” , maybe also the T-rex fight and defeat the Spinosaurus of JP3, and after defeating him he roars victoriously like in the final of Jurassic Park. But especially not dying t-rex, and no t-rex killed. The return of the old characters of the Jurassic Park trilogy alongside the new ones of the first 2 Jurassic World:
    Allan Grant, Ellie Sattler, Tim and Alex Murphy, Ian Malcom, Kelly Malcom, Sarah Harding, Nick Van Owen, Billy Brennan, and Barry from JW; and also these musics:
    Jurassic Park “Journey to the island” and “End Credits” , main theme The Lost World Jurassic Park , Jurassic Park 3 “Udesky, Nash and Cooper” and “Dinosaur Fly-By” .
    I’d love to see these scenes again (2D animated): the t-rex that kills the 2 raptors and roaring victory in the final Jurassic Park, the t-rex Buck sowing terror in San Diego in “The Lost World Jurassic Park “, the t-rex with Blue later fighting the rex indominus to the mosasaurus in Jurassic World, the t-rex killing the carnotaur, escaping with the other dinosaurs from the basements of Lockwood Manor, killing Eli Mills , repelling another carnotaur, roaring and destroying the DNA container of the indominus rex, and roaring in front of a lion, Blue fighting and killing the indoraptor and roaring from victory in Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom. I’d like to see extended scenes too (be it in animated 2D, or live-action) like the t-rex Buck terrorizing and chasing people, also sowing destruction in San Diego until he feels her offspring, and unpublished as the t-rex with the other dinosaurs escaping from the basements of Lockwood Manor before she kills Eli Mills.

  6. I’m all for a live-action dinosaur series, as there haven’t really been any good ones outside of Primeval and Terra Nova, but I’m not sure it can work for the Jurassic franchise. I can only see two ways to do it. Either it’s about a team trying to contain all the loose dinosaurs, or the dinosaurs have caused the fall of civilization and it’s just The Walking Dead with dinosaurs.

    1. I like the “team trying to contain all the loose dinosaurs” idea of yours the best, although perhaps instead of “containing”, maybe “managing” would be better, like conservationists/rangers in Yellowstone or Masai Mara? Because I think we’re done with the “catching dinosaurs only for them to escape” cliche.

    2. Dinosaurs have only escaped in a remote part of North America (which, I have to add it seems, is NOT THE ENTIRE WORLD). At no point would it EVER be realistic for Dinosaurs to “take over” the world. They’ll barely cause a stir in the goings on of the planet. SO CALM DOWN!!!!! Enough with the retarded dino-pocalypse!

  7. In my opinion it’s best to stop making movies after JW3 timeline wise. I’m all for getting more stories to fill in the gaps between each movie but the canon is getting messier and messier with each new Jurassic movie. Its time to stop looking at the future and start answering things from the past, preferably in a way that’s not focused on children only. Universal needs to realise kids aren’t the only Jurassic fans

  8. Go for lore building rather than a continuating series. Have oine episode focus on one part of the mythology and another focusing on another. For example, Biosyn’s attempt at recovering the canister Nedry failed to bring them. Then Hurricane Clarissa on Sorna in another episode. Answer the lingering questions. Show Sorna being cleaned up and the Dinosaur’s transported to JW… You can fix a lot of the lore with a series like this. Make it coherent. Make it solid. Something to build even more off. Unless they want the franchise to die after JW3?

    1. This. But especially the Biosyn storyline. It always irritates me how the movie took Dodgson, a fantastic character in the books, and relegated him to ‘typical bad guy’. Make him a main antagonist and he’ll make the other human villains look like puppies.

      1. Only problem with focusing on Lewis Dodgson’s character specifically is that the actor who played him got into trouble with the law and ended up going to prison. But if he did his time and got back into acting then sure, why not?

        1. Or simply recast the character, he was in the movie so little no one will notice or care. Cast someone who’s more intimidating and less bland, though that could be the writing’s fault.

        2. It’s been such a long time that he probably looks different in universe, so a recast wouldn’t be problematic. All they’d need to do is have a flash back to the scene in JP where Nedry meets Dodgson, and then flash forwards to him sitting at the same bar, in the same seat, with similar clothing.

          1. No. No way. Re-casting RUINS everything it happens in. If you can change how a character looks and therefore ruin the immersion and any chance of believability, you might as well use sock puppets for the Dinosaurs too. Why not? Either way, you get ripped out of the story and world completely.

        3. Even if he did his time ( getting released This year ) he would NEVER be given the chance to be in the jurassic franchise again.

          He was sentenced for misconduct with a minor, that shit is not to be taken lightly when casting such an important role.

          1. Yeah that means a recast.
            Granted this is all speculation so who knows what will happen, honestly in this instance a recast wouldn’t ruin a thing it would improve on a lackluster performance. Dodgson as a character deserved better. Everyone remembers Nedry in the scene, Dodson was just there to ensure Wayne Knight could play off him.

          2. What’s the point of prison then? You do your time, pay your debt to society and then get released. That should come with a clean slate. It’s not like he murdered anyone. He’s not criminally insane.

  9. They keep forcing this idea that Jurassic World is some sort of separate franchise when its literally a sequel and all of these films are a continuation of Jurassic Park. Why are they forcing this whole attempt to make it come off as it’s own separate thing when it’s not…?

    1. You’re really hung up on this aren’t you? You can’t manage to rationalize it for yourself? It’s a new trilogy set in the same Universe. Like Han Solo wasn’t called episode 0…

  10. Ok so this is going to sound a bit blasphemous but I need to say it- Muldoon’s death was unnecessary and lazy writing.
    One- he was a trained game warden, he knew how to track, hunt, and protect Safari goers. Therefore he would probably study the most dangerous creatures he would possibly need to protect people from- specifically Velociraptors.
    Two- Grant explained their feeding habits early on, there’s no reason to believe simply because the raptors were in a cage they would have changed this habit- meaning Muldoon would have seen this behavior.
    Three- as a trained hunter he would have been on high alert to any possible dangers and not simply focused on the single raptor in front of him. Plus again he’d more than likely seen their behavior and thought it through.
    Sorry know this has little to do with the thread other than storylines but it’s been bugging me. He died like a punk when he shouldn’t have simply for a plot twist and a scare.

  11. Thought of another problem with JP3. Why was it a kid and his step-dad that went to the island? How was that the best idea they could ome up with in order to go back to Sorna? The world discovered that Dinosaurs are alive and well on an island in the modern world and only a cheap parasailing company tries to get close enough to see them? Millions of people all over the globe would have been flooding into the place to see them, regardless of the military presence. If that tiny speedboat can get there, some dedicated scientists would have too. Stupid kids. Stupid marriage break-ups. Stupid Spielberg and his stupid family mentality.

  12. Wrong blame- Spielberg was simply a producer on that train wreck. He may have had a say but as producer I wouldn’t imagine it was much of a say.

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