In this syndicated series, Carter Primus is a deepwater troubleshooter called upon to solve a vast array of situations. He relied on a variety of devices, including a robot, a curmudgeonly friend Charlie and the lovely Toni.






1972   1971  


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Here Come the Brides (1968–1970)
Adventure | Western | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The adventures of a logging work team and the marriageable single women sent to them in post-American Civil War Seattle in the Washington Territory.

Stars: Robert Brown, Bobby Sherman, David Soul
That Woman (1966)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An attractive female model in Berlin is looking for successful and wealthy men, who can contribute to her career.

Director: Will Tremper
Stars: Eva Renzi, Harald Leipnitz, Paul Hubschmid
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A famous fashion photographer is trapped in a remote South American country with a beautiful model and together with some unscrupulous characters, become involved in the search for a lost ... See full summary »

Director: Delbert Mann
Stars: James Garner, Eva Renzi, George Kennedy
The Aquanauts (TV Series 1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Professional salvage divers Larry and Drake (later replaced by Mike) made their livings braving the dangers of the deep recovering sunken wrecks off the Southern California coast. ... See full summary »

Stars: Ron Ely, Keith Larsen, Jeremy Slate
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A British agent is sent to Berlin to receive a Communist defector, but the true situation turns out to be rather more complicated.

Director: Guy Hamilton
Stars: Michael Caine, Oskar Homolka, Paul Hubschmid
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A rich but racist man is dying and hatches an elaborate scheme for transplanting his head onto another man's body. His health deteriorates rapidly, and doctors are forced to transplant his ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Frost
Stars: Roosevelt Grier, Ray Milland, Don Marshall
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A descendant of Count Dracula returns to his ancestral village to take revenge on the people who destroyed his ancestor.

Director: Helmut Förnbacher
Stars: Eva Renzi, Patrick Jordan, Amadeus August
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A chief police inspector investigates the disappearance of a 25-year-old, intellectually disabled woman, the daughter of a lonely widower. After she turns up dead, the cops race to find the... See full summary »

Director: Duccio Tessari
Stars: Frank Wolff, Raf Vallone, Gabriele Tinti
Certificate: GP Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A witness of an attack, a writer becomes stalked by a serial killer.

Director: Dario Argento
Stars: Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall, Enrico Maria Salerno
Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The adventures of a Hawaii based private investigator.

Stars: Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley
Star Trek (1966–1969)
Action | Adventure | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.

Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley


Series cast summary:
 Carter Primus (26 episodes, 1971-1972)
 Charlie Kingman (26 episodes, 1971-1972)
 Toni Hayden (26 episodes, 1971-1972)


In this syndicated series, Carter Primus is a deepwater troubleshooter called upon to solve a vast array of situations. He relied on a variety of devices, including a robot, a curmudgeonly friend Charlie and the lovely Toni.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

6 March 1971 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gefahr unter Wasser  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


(26 episodes)

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Producer Ivan Tors produced the shows Sea Hunt and Flipper in addition to the series Primus. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Commentary about the short-lived adventure series "Primus" from the producers of Sea Hunt and Flipper
6 June 2008 | by (Durham,North Carolina) – See all my reviews

During the year 1971,the Federal Communications Commission(the FCC) ordered the networks to give back the 7:00 or 7:30 Monday through Friday time slots to the local stations so that they could provide original programming to their local areas. To fill this new slot or to fill this void,a spate of low budget derivative half-hour television shows were churned out for first run syndication and picked up by the local TV stations as their "original" or "educational" programming. During the initial sector of the 1971-1972 season,for this programming was the short-lived adventure series "Primus". This was one of the new shows that originally was pitched to all three of the major television networks and was highly rejected. "Primus" in its short-lived run in national syndication was probably the one series of a largely sorry group to slightly stand out against the fare of the usual news programming,the nightly addition of standard game shows and countless repeated TV shows that were shown in syndication. And speaking of the new breed of shows that emerged during the 1971-1972 season,"Primus" stood out against the competition and was certainly better than the rest.

Produced by Ivan Tors,who was known for his action-adventure foray in this genre with the highly superior "Sea Hunt"(for which this series slightly resembled which was basically a modern replacement for Lloyd Bridges' classic underwater adventure series of the late 1950's-early 1960's),and the brilliantly successful "Flipper",with a grand resemblance of Ivan Tors' 1966 science fiction feature "Around The World Under The Sea",with references to Irwin Allen's classic 1960's television series "Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea". Even though "Primus" had a short-run on the air,it produced 26 episodes in national syndication under Ivan Tors' production company(Ivan Tors Productions)for Metromedia Producers Corporation(Metromedia Television). The series ran from March 6,1971 until November 10,1971,with repeated episodes that lasted until early 1972.

The series starred Robert Brown(Here Comes The Brides)as explorer/leader and oceanographer Carter Primus;former model/actress Eva Renzi as his assistant Dr. Toni Hayden,and Will Kaluva(Mr. Allison,the head of operations in the pilot episode of "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.")as his assistant and research Charlie Kingman. This was a series that was excellent in its own right but also belied on a low budget in many ways during the show's run as more underwater gadgets such as "Big Kate" and even "Pegasus" were utilized in various weekly episodes since some of the breathtaking underwater action(which was under the direction of Ricou Browning and John Florea)was filmed on location in parts of Florida(the Key West)and the Bahamas with studio locations at the Ivan Tors Studios in Miami,Florida. Strong production values were presented in some of the action and breathtaking adventure along with the versatile and dominate musical score from composer Leonard Rosenman. Since this short-lived series only lasted one season,the producers didn't allow this series very much time to prove their rating base before the ax fell on this show,which happened when it went off the air in a whisper.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Primus episodes on video? hopper-9
Discuss Primus (1971) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: