Life on Mars

(2008)
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Life on Mars is a science fiction crime drama television series which originally aired on ABC from October 9, 2008 to April 1, 2009. It is an adaptation of the BAFTA-winning original UK series of the same name produced by the BBC. The series was co-produced by Kudos Film & Television, 20th Century Fox Television and ABC Studios.

The series tells the story of New York City police detective Sam Tyler, who, after being struck by a car in 2008, regains consciousness in 1973. Fringing between multiple genres, including thriller, science fiction and police procedural, the series remained ambiguous regarding its central plot, with the character himself unsure about his situation. The series also starred Harvey Keitel, Jonathan Murphy, Michael Imperioli, and Gretchen Mol.

Life on Mars garnered critical praise for its premise, acting, and depiction of the 1970s but suffered from a declining viewership after its premiere and a two-month hiatus. ABC announced on March 2, 2009 that it would not be ordering a second season. A DVD set of the complete series was released on September 29, 2009.

  1. Matthew Graham

    Creator

  2. Ashley Pharoah

    Creator

  3. Tony Jordan

    Creator

Series Cast

  1. Jason O'Mara

    Jason O'Mara

    Det. Sam Tyler

    17 Episodes

  2. Harvey Keitel

    Harvey Keitel

    Lt. Gene Hunt

    17 Episodes

  3. Gretchen Mol

    Gretchen Mol

    Policewoman Annie Norris

    17 Episodes

  4. Michael Imperioli

    Michael Imperioli

    Det. Ray Carling

    17 Episodes

  5. Jonathan Murphy

    Jonathan Murphy

    Det. Chris Skelton

    17 Episodes

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Life on Mars

Season 1

2008 | 17 Episodes

Season 1 of Life on Mars premiered on October 9, 2008.

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Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 60m, 43m

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