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.”
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.|
Image copyright NBC Universal.
The show was so good. I wish they had season 2 episode 1. I wish they didn’t cancel the show because it was low rating. Please bring the show back.
This show had so many possibilities. Fell in love with it straight away. Long time gone but I miss it.
I would like to find tv shows similiar to this but I’m lost. Does anyone have any recommendations?
Personally I wish they’d bring this show back again for a few more season, given the change in technology n computers! Leave us on a cliffhanger at the end of Season One! So not cool!
Best show known to man
I absolutely love this show, I watched it with my family when I was a kid when every episode would air and it has been in the back of my mind ever since, I recently purchased the DVD because I HAD to watch it again, it was just as good as ever, I think if Netflix saw this show and somehow people grouped together and made a petition, I think this show could get revived! the actor for Phill passed away in early November of 2020, RIP, he was a really cool and funny character, I wish Netflix would see… Read more »
Netflix had that show on but they took it off much to the pain of everyone watching. I personally thought Surface was one of the best TV series they had on NBC.
I TOTALLY said the EXACT Same thing!!
I love the show I wish it came back it’s a good one give it time one more time and I’m pretty sure people will watch it more I’m just saying give it one more chance… I loved it! Thank you for letting me put this on
BRING BACK SURFACE!!!!!!!!
Networks do not pay attention to the fanbase, letting greed be the only motive of determination on television. You would think that Star Trek would have taught the networks a little about fans vs advertisers…although Star Trek’s rating seemed bad (from Neilsen ratings no doubt), their fan base was massive. Nowadays business ONLY operates from greed — putting the consumer LAST. Seems rather idiotic when their entire business is about profit to ignore the very people that purchases the products they feature commercials for, but big business does not run by logic, only greed, a fool’s venture. Similar to the… Read more »
I hate it when I get into watching a series to find out I’m never going to see what happens down the line. With the people today I think it would go over good. You all just think about the money and not us the viewer
I wish they would air more or make them and then turn them into dvds i just watched all 4 discs to this first series for the first time in my life and watched them in 2 days and i want more god oh god this is some awesome suspense tv show i was like if it aint one thing its another and so on so forth it was like bad stuff kept happening it was so cool i just finished the last episode to like 5 minutes ago and to find out they didnt make any more because of… Read more »
just watched these again after the original airing still wondering why oh why no more where made 🙁