Premieres Thursday, Febreuary 14 at 10 PM ET/PT on Ovation
Award-winning actor Sam Neill journeys to the largest ocean in the world 250 years after the historic Captain James Cook began his epic exploration. Visiting the islands and lands where Captain Cook sailed and meeting the descendants of the people Cook met, Sam explores the trials and triumphs, disasters and delights that followed.
One third of Earth's surface, the Pacific was, before Cook, disconnected from the power and ideas of Europe, Asia and America. Cook mapped the sea routes that link the Americas with Asia - the conduits of trade and power that the USA and China wrestle over today. He will shift from the personal to the global, the present to the past with deftness and wit. Part travelogue, part revisionist history, part homage to the greatest of voyagers and the ocean he changed forever, The Pacific with Sam Neill is a grand, entertaining TV event.