SurfaceNetwork: NBC
Episodes: 15 (hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: September 19, 2005 — February 6, 2006
Series status: Cancelled/ended

Performers include: Lake Bell, Jay R. Ferguson, Carter Jenkins, Leighton Meester, Ian Anthony Dale, Louanne Cooper, Ric Reitz, Eddie Hassell, Kelly Collins Lintz, Bobby Coleman, Jason Davis, Rade Serbedzija, and Caroline Kent.

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TV show description:
This drama centers on the appearance of mysterious sea creatures in the deep ocean, and the lives of naval officers in the South Antarctic Sea, a family in North Carolina, scientists from the Oceanographic Institute in Monterey, and fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico.

The seemingly innocent creatures they find are beautiful but full of surprises. As the story develops, we discover what truly is lurking under the sea.

Characters include California oceanographer Laura Daughtery (Lake Bell), North Carolina teen Miles Barnett (Carter Jenkins), Louisiana Insurance claim adjuster Richard Connelly (Jay R. Ferguson), and Evolutionary biologist Dr. Aleksander Cirko (Rade Serbedzija).

Series Finale:     
Episode 15 – Who will be left behind?
With a tsunami on the way, Wilmington, NC residents (like Miles and his family) are being forced to evacuate the island.

Laura travels to find Rich who has been arrested by military police at the mysterious laboratory. As the lab employees evacuate the building, he’s locked in a cell and left to die.

Miles’ girlfriend Caitlin has gone missing and he goes back to find her. With the help of Nim, Miles eventually finds her unconscious on the side of the road. As they try to escape the tsunami by car, they run into Laura and Rich who have escaped from the lab. They run out of gas and flee to a church just as a giant wave come towards them.

Inside the church, Laura and Miles see a big creature swimming around in the water. As a second wave comes crashing in, they make it up to the roof of the church. On the roof, the four look out over a flooded city and Laura says, “It’s a whole new world.”


What happened next?   
The show was cancelled and there’s been news of any plans to finish the story. The DVD set includes deleted scenes but no closure.


Behind the Scenes

The series was cancelled after 15 episodes due to low ratings.
The original series title was Fathom but was changed because the rights to the name were owned by another company. Some early promotional items used the original name.

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  1. Anonymous says

    Sad to see that the show didn’t gain a viewership. All in all, it was a terrific ride while it lasted. Sorry to see it end.

  2. says

    This series was so ahead of its time. If this had been produced in the last few years , Surface would still be running. Netflix you have a golden opportunity to here. Yes it’s 10 years later but there are ways to bring it around .

  3. Anonymous says

    I’m seriously upset that there is no ending I mean that’s the worst thing that could happen leaving tons of people at a cliff hanger I mean yeah there were low ratings but what about the people that were watching now I don’t know what to do with my life forever crying

    • Anonymous says

      Agreed. They gave up good science fiction and shows with imagination. For low ratings so people could watch dumb ass drama shows. Very sad indeed…

  4. Anonymous says

    unbelievable!! watched 15 episodes with no ending!
    So upsetting, I guess after 10 years there will never be another season, sad.

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