Whom will you touch in life? Who will touch you? They say that anyone on the planet can be connected to any other person through a chain of six people, which means that no one is a stranger... for long. In this new drama from the producers of "Lost" and "Alias," six very different New Yorkers go about their lives without realizing the impact they're having on one another - yet. A mysterious web of coincidences will gradually draw them closer, changing the course of their lives forever. Is it happenstance? Is it fate? Is there a greater force at work in our world, guiding us along and connecting our lives? Laura, a grieving single mother, begins the chain. Next is Whitney, the self-made success story who thinks her boyfriend is cheating. Move on to Steven, the artist/photographer who believes he's lost his "eye." Follow with Damian, who can't escape his criminal brother's shadow, then on to Mae, the girl with a dangerous past that she's hiding from, and finally to Carlos, the good guy ... Written by
Did You Know?
J.J. Abrams, one of the executive producers of Six Degrees
, had a small acting role in the film adaptation of John Guare's play Six Degrees of Separation
. Guare's play and screenplay are heavily responsible for introducing to the pop culture at large the notion that everyone in the world is separated by only six other people (also known as the "Milgram Small World phenomenon, after the social psychologist Stanley Milgram, who conducted acquaintance path experiments). See more