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 of
ComposerNerida Tyson-Chew
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes52 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
  • Avrill Stark
  • Asaph Fipke (seasons 1 and 2)
  • Steven Wendland
  • Chuck Johnson
  • Ken Faier
  • Chris Rose
  • David Whealy
  • Robert Chandler
  • Kirsten Newlands (season 2–present)
  • Anne Loi (season 3)
  • Amanda Isdale (season 3)
  • Tom Taylor
  • James Brouwer
  • Wolfang Bylsma
  • Alison Warner (season 3)
  • Avrill Stark
  • Asaph Fipke (seasons 1 and 2)
  • Anne Loi (season 3)
Running time22 minutes
Production companies
DistributorTechnicolor SA
WildBrain Distribution
Original networkFamily Chrgd (Canada)
7TWO (Australia)
Original release1 December 2015 (2015-12-01) –

The Deep is an Australian-Canadian 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 (credited to DHX Media).[3] Commissed by ABC, it premiered on 7two on 1 December 2015 and began broadcasting in Canada the following month on Family Chrgd. In the United States, the series premiered on Netflix on 1 June 2016 [4] It also aired on Ici Radio-Canada Télé in Canada, and Universal Kids in the US.

On 8 February 2018, the third season of the series was announced.[5]


The series has been nominated for several awards, including a BAFTA award in 2018[6] 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.[7]


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


The Guardians:


The Dark Orca:



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)


Internationally, The Deep was aired 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.[8][9]

Home media

In 2016, ABC signed a deal with DHX Media to secure the Australia DVD rights to The Deep.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]


  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. ^ "The Deep" (Photo) – via
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  8. ^ Mercedes Milligan (16 March 2015). "Technicolor Signs New Euro Broadcasters for 'The Deep'".
  9. ^ "GŁĘBIA". TVP ABC. 12 February 2020.