The Deep (2015 TV Series)
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The Deep 2015 TV Series

The Deep
Science fiction
Created byTom Taylor
James Brouwer
Written byTom Taylor
Philip Dalkin
Thomas Duncan-Watt
Daniel Hall
Lawrence Leung
Justine Gillmer
Directed byTrent Carlson
Voices ofVincent Tong
Ashleigh Ball
Kathleen Barr
Michael Dobson
Brian Drummond
Composer(s)Nerida Tyson-Chew
Country of originAustralia
Original English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes52
Executive Avrill Stark
Asaph Fipke
Ken Faier
Kirsten Newlands
Tom Taylor
James Brouwer
Wolfang Bylsma
Chris Rose
David Whealy
Steven Wendland
Robert Chandler
  • Avrill Stark
  • Asaph Fipke
Production location(s)
  • Joel Salaysay
  • Kiran Sangherra
Running time22 minutes
Production Nerd Corps Entertainment
A Stark Production
DHX Media
Original networkFamily Chrgd (Canada)
7TWO (Australia)
Original release1 December 2015 (2015-12-01) -

The Deep is an Australian-Canadian co-produced animated television series based on the comic book created by Tom Taylor and James Brouwer[1] and published by Gestalt Comics. The series was optioned by Technicolor[2] and produced by A Stark Production and the Canadian animation studio Nerd Corps Entertainment, a subsidiary of WildBrain.[3] Commissed by ABC, it premiered on 7TWO on 1 December 2015 and began broadcasting in Canada the following month on Family Chrgd. Netflix acquired the U.S. SVOD rights to The Deep, and it began streaming in America on 1 June 2016 [4] It also aired on Ici Radio-Canada Télé in Canada, and Universal Kids in the US.

It is set to be broadcast on CBBC in the UK, RTS Deux in Switzerland, La Trois in Belgium, Ketnet in Belgium, NRK in Norway, DR in Denmark, SVT in Sweden, YLE in Finland, Okto in Singapore, Super RTL in Germany and TVP ABC in Poland.[5][6]

On 8 February 2018, DHX Media announced that the series has been renewed for a third season.[7]


The series has been nominated for several awards, including a BAFTA award in 2018[8] and four AWGIE awards, for writing. In 2017, it won the AWGIE award for best Children's Television (C-classification) for episode, 'Beware the Sentinels', written by Thomas Duncan-Watt.[9]


The series follows the Nekton family, a family of adventurous underwater explorers who live aboard a state-of-the-art submarine, the Aronnax, and explore unknown areas of the Earth's oceans to unravel the mysteries of the depths. The ancestors of the Nekton family died trying to solve the riddle of how to get to the lost city of Lemuria and refused to abandon it. Now, thanks to family friend Nereus, the Nektons know why they are so attracted to solving underwater riddles; because they are the descendants of Lemurians.


The Nekton family

  • Antaeus (Ant) Nekton (voiced by Vincent Tong): Younger Nekton Sibling
  • Fontaine Nekton (voiced by Ashleigh Ball): Elder Nekton sibling
  • Will Nekton (voiced by Michael Dobson): Antaeus and Fontaine's father.
  • Kaiko Nekton (voiced by Kathleen Barr): Antaeus and Fontaine's mother.
  • Jeffrey is the Nekton's pet Yellowback Basslet fish.


  • Professor Fiction (voiced by James Higuchi): the Nekton's scientific adviser.
  • Agnes De-Kretser (voiced by Saffron Henderson): an archeologist friend of the Nektons.
  • Bob Gorman (voiced by Michael Kopsa): a close friend of the Nektons.
  • Jess Gorman (voiced by Shannon Chan-Kent): the daughter of Bob Gorman, Fontaine's best friend, and the girl Ant has a crush on.
  • Lester (voiced by Ian James Corlett): a mechanic who works for Professor Fiction.
  • Griffin (voiced by Cole Howard): the son of Lester, and a friend of Ant's.
  • Commander Pyrosome (voiced by Nicole Oliver): leader of the World Oceans authority.
  • Kenji (voiced by Lee Tockar): a Japanese man who lives alone on an island.

The Guardians:

  • Nereus (voiced by Lee Tockar): an eccentric man who gives the Nektons vague advice on their search for Lemuria.
  • Glaucus (voiced by Vincent Tong): another member of The Guardians.
  • Tethys (voiced by Kathleen Barr): another member of The Guardians.


The Dark Orca:

  • Captain Hammerhead (voiced by Michael Dobson): Captain of the Dark Orca pirate crew. He is the Father of Smiling Finn and Mad Madeline.
  • Smiling Finn (voiced by Samuel Vincent): Son of Captain Hammerhead and reluctant teen pirate. He has a crush on Fontaine.
  • Mad Madeline (voiced by Kazumi Evans): Daughter of Captain Hammerhead and her father's pride and joy. She loves everything related to being a pirate and hates everything related to Ant and Jeffrey, making her Ant's rival.
  • Danny Boy (voiced by Brian Drummond): First Mate of the Dark Orca pirate crew. He's terrified of Captain Hammerhead
  • Proteus (voiced by Brian Drummond): a former member of The Guardians.
  • Captain Marco is an ally to Proteus. He owns an icebreaker ship called Macintosh.
  • Captain Hernandez betrayed the world oceans authority and stole a piece of the Ephemicron for Sebastian Conger.
  • Sebastian Conger tries to capture the Ephemicron with the help of Captain Hernandez. He also stole the last example of a giant tortoise and valuable artworks from a shipwreck.
  • Alpheus Benthos (voiced by Andrew Francis) who says Ant is destined to be his nemesis, he lives on a sub he built with an artificial intelligence.


  • Dolos: a selfish, snobby researcher who despises children, and who only cares about treasure and his pet octopus.
  • Devil Daniels (voiced by Trevor Devall): an internet-famous sea explorer that likes to antagonize the Nektons and get in the way of important missions. Daniel often hurts creatures to make them appear aggressive and will do anything to receive fame.
  • Chadwick (voiced by Scott McNeil): a ship captain who wants to steal from the Nektons.
  • Hickman (voiced by Cathy Weseluck): a weapons smuggler.
  • Matilda Marshall (voiced by Diana Kaarina) : a kayaker.


Season 1

No. in
TitleOriginal air date
11"Here Be Dragons"1 January 2016 (2016-01-01)
22"The Dark Orca"16 January 2016 (2016-01-16)
33"A.I.M.Y."23 January 2016 (2016-01-23)
44"Digging Deeper"30 January 2016 (2016-01-30)
55"The Devil's Sea Mystery"6 February 2016 (2016-02-06)
66"Lonesome Jim"13 February 2016 (2016-02-13)
77"Captured" ()
88"The Test" ()
99"Fossil" ()
1010"Colossal Squid" ()
1111"Monster Hunter" ()
1212"The Phantom Sub" ()
1313"Tunnel" ()
1414"The Abyss Stares Back" ()
1515"Treasure of the Islanders" ()
1616"The Junior Nektons" ()
1717"The Sunken Gallery" ()
1818"The Field of Giants" ()
1919"The Proteus Factor" ()
2020"The Song of the Siren" ()
2121"Bad Luck Fish" ()
2222"Strange Migration" ()
2323"Bloop" ()
2424"The Twilight Zone"27 September 2016 (2016-09-27)
2525"Loki's Castle"4 October 2016 (2016-10-04)
2626"Tartaruga"11 October 2016 (2016-10-11)

Season 2

No. in
TitleOriginal air date
271"From The Stars" ()
282"The Baltic Sea Anomaly"12 September 2017 (2017-09-12)
293"Mermaids"19 September 2017 (2017-09-19)
304"Treacherous Waters"26 September 2017 (2017-09-26)
315"Kenji's Monster"3 October 2017 (2017-10-03)
326"Finn Comes Aboard"10 October 2017 (2017-10-10)
337"Beware The Sentinels"17 October 2017 (2017-10-17)
348"Hidden Secrets"7 November 2017 (2017-11-07)
359"The Maze"14 November 2017 (2017-11-14)
3610"Whale Of A Tale" ()
3711"The Missing" ()
3812"Thunder And Lightning" ()
3913"The Gates" ()

Season 3

No. in
TitleOriginal air date
401"The Treasure"3 March 2019 (2019-03-03)
412"Off-Line"4 March 2019 (2019-03-04)
423"Friends in Deep Places"5 March 2019 (2019-03-05)
434"Just Eaten"6 March 2019 (2019-03-06)
445"Family Ties"7 March 2019 (2019-03-07)
456"The Circle Game"8 March 2019 (2019-03-08)
467"The Unicorn"9 March 2019 (2019-03-09)
478"Purple Tide"10 March 2019 (2019-03-10)
489"The Race"11 March 2019 (2019-03-11)
4910"Kidnapped!"12 March 2019 (2019-03-12)
5011"More Thunder And Lightning"13 March 2019 (2019-03-13)
5112"Lemuria"14 March 2019 (2019-03-14)
5213"The Sceptre"15 March 2019 (2019-03-15)

Home media

In 2016, ABC signed a deal with DHX Media to secure the Australia DVD rights to The Deep.[] In Italy, Eagle Pictures will publish the series soon on DVD. In Germany, Just Bridge Entertainment will publish the series soon on DVD. In UK, Abbey Home Media Group will publish the series soon on DVD.[]


  1. ^ Charles Webb (20 March 2013). "Tom Taylor's Deep Sea Family Graphic Novels 'The Deep' Being Made Into An Animated Series".
  2. ^ "Technicolor options rights to award-winning graphic novel series, The Deep". 22 January 2013.
  3. ^ "The Deep reels in Nerd Corps as co-production partner".
  4. ^ "Technicolor's 'The Deep' Headed to the U.S. on Netflix". 1 June 2016.
  5. ^ Mercedes Milligan (16 March 2015). "Technicolor Signs New Euro Broadcasters for 'The Deep'".
  6. ^ "GBIA". TVP ABC. 12 February 2020.
  7. ^ "The Deep" (Photo) – via
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