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Crusoe is a television adventure drama based loosely on the novel Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. The series' 13 episodes aired on NBC during the first half of the 2008–2009 television season. It follows the adventures of Robinson Crusoe: a man who has been shipwrecked on an island for six years and is desperate to return home to his wife and children. His lone companion is Friday, a native whom Crusoe rescued and taught English.

  1. Daniel Defoe


  2. Stephen Gallagher


Series Cast

  1. Sam Neill as Jeremiah Blackthorn

    Sam Neill

    Jeremiah Blackthorn

    13 Episodes

  2. Philip Winchester as Robinson Crusoe

    Philip Winchester

    Robinson Crusoe

    13 Episodes

  3. Tongayi Chirisa as Friday

    Tongayi Chirisa


    13 Episodes

  4. Joaquim de Almeida as Santos Santana

    Joaquim de Almeida

    Santos Santana

    13 Episodes

  5. Sean Bean as James Crusoe

    Sean Bean

    James Crusoe

    13 Episodes

  6. Anna Walton as Susannah Crusoe

    Anna Walton

    Susannah Crusoe

    13 Episodes

  7. Mía Maestro as Olivia

    Mía Maestro


    13 Episodes

  8. Emma Barnett as Mary Crusoe

    Emma Barnett

    Mary Crusoe

    2 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

2008 • 13 Episodes

Stranded on his island, hoping for rescue to civilization, Robinson Crusoe starts recalling how it all started.

The Return

(1x13, January 31, 2009) Season Finale

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Status Canceled


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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