Episodes: 15 (hour)
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.
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).
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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