A marine biologist, an insurance salesman and a teen-aged boy find their lives fundamentally changed by the emergence of a new, and often dangerous, species of sea life, while government agents work to keep the affair under wraps.


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Series cast summary:
 Laura Daughtery (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
 Rich Connelly (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
 Miles Barnett (15 episodes, 2005-2006)
 Savannah Barnett (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
 Davis Lee (11 episodes, 2005-2006)
 Sylvia Barnett (11 episodes, 2005-2006)
 Ron Barnett (11 episodes, 2005-2006)
 Phil Nance / ... (10 episodes, 2005-2006)
 Tracy Connelly (10 episodes, 2005-2006)
 Jesse Daughtery / ... (7 episodes, 2005-2006)
Caroline Kent ...
 Emily Connelly (7 episodes, 2005-2006)


What do naval officers in the South Antarctic Sea, a family in Wilmington, N.C., the oceanographic institute in Monterey, and fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico all have in common? They're all about to be the first to meet a new form of sea life -- it's beautiful, the kids may even want to play with it, and it likes to make the water warm. But what they don't know yet is that they are on the verge of a world disaster. "Surface" is a series full of continuously evolving twists that deliver across several long-term arcs. Written by Anonymous

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19 September 2005 (USA)  »

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NBC's original title for this series was "Fathom". See more »


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Comments on Surface
7 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this series and hated to see it end. Why was it taken off the air? I don't understand why we get good series and they are removed, but we get junk on the air and they stay forever. Please advise. You can't leave us hanging like this!!!!!!! I looked forward to Monday nights so that we could gather around the TV as a family and watch the new stars that we had grown to feel personally involved with from week to week. We would always try to guess what would happen for the next weeks show. I would even have relatives call as soon as the show ended and discuss the plots each week. Can't you do something to help us out here!!!!!????? We really need to have a continuation of this series or make it into a movie to end it well. Think about it. We loved the characters as well. They were excellent in their parts.

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