The Ark

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  • TV-14
  • 2023
  • 1 Season
  • 5.3  (5,665)

The Ark is a new sci-fi drama series that premiered on Peacock in 2023. Set 100 years in the future, Earth has been devastated by climate change and rising sea levels. With resources scarce, a small group of scientists and visionaries have come together to build a state-of-the-art spaceship called The Ark. This massive vessel is designed to sustain human life and find a new habitable planet, transporting a select group of people, animals, and plant life off of the dying Earth.

The show centers around the crew aboard The Ark as they embark on the greatest voyage in human history. Leading them is Captain Irene Wallace, a brilliant and courageous commander tasked with ensuring the mission's success. Under her leadership is an ensemble cast of characters including First Officer Nicholas Chase, Chief Science Officer Maya Cruz, Chief Engineer August Lerner, and more. Each member of the crew brings unique skills and perspectives that will prove vital as they encounter the perils of deep space.

The first season follows the early days of The Ark's journey as they adjust to life aboard the ship and begin the search for a new home. Tensions run high as life support systems are tested, resources are strained, and clashing personalities threaten to divide the crew. Throughout it all, Captain Wallace must maintain order and focus while keeping the mission on track.

Outside the ship, The Ark encounters a multitude of challenges from technical glitches to unexpected space anomalies. Each episode raises the stakes as the crew faces high-pressure situations that test their training and teamwork. Will they be able to work together and trust in their captain to overcome any obstacle? Or will personal conflicts and crises endanger the entire mission?

Along with the drama aboard the ship, The Ark spends considerable time exploring the backstories of its characters through flashbacks. Viewers learn what led each person to risk it all for a chance to build a better future. Complex relationships and hidden secrets from their past lives on Earth continue to influence them in unexpected ways.

With stunning visual effects, The Ark renders epic starscapes and bizarre alien worlds that only heighten the sense of wonder. The show's production design is sleek and futuristic, giving viewers a glimpse into scientifically-grounded technologies that could one day allow interstellar travel. Along with adventure and spectacle, The Ark delves into thought-provoking sci-fi concepts about the human condition, survival, and the unknown.

By the end of the first season, The Ark and her crew will be tested like never before. New discoveries, escalating conflicts, and shocking revelations will push them to their limits. With humanity's future hanging in the balance, Captain Wallace must lead them through the ultimate test - finding a planet that the remnants of humankind can call home.

The Ark is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on February 1, 2023.

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Everybody Wins
12. Everybody Wins
April 19, 2023
Ark One tries to broker peace with its adversary but doesn't realize it could cost everything.
The Last Thing You Ever Do
11. The Last Thing You Ever Do
April 12, 2023
The crew must understand their enemy better as they attempt a dangerous rescue mission.
Hoping for Forever
10. Hoping for Forever
April 5, 2023
The situation onboard Ark One seems hopeless after crew members are taken hostage.
The Painful Way
9. The Painful Way
March 29, 2023
After an unpopular decision, discord gives way to deadly mutiny in which loyalties are tested.
Every Single Person Matters
8. Every Single Person Matters
March 22, 2023
A new polarizing figure enters the equation as the crew suffers technical difficulties.
A Slow Death Is Worse
7. A Slow Death Is Worse
March 15, 2023
The crew discover they're not alone in space and learn more about where they came from.
Two by Two
6. Two by Two
March 8, 2023
The crew must devise a plan after identifying a planet rich in much-needed fuel.
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
5. One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
March 1, 2023
Sacrifices must be made when a radiation leak sparks a crisis.
We Weren't Supposed to Be Awake
4. We Weren't Supposed to Be Awake
February 22, 2023
When their psyches are put to the test by hallucinations, the crew must race to find the cause.
Get Out and Push
3. Get Out and Push
February 15, 2023
All hope seems lost when the crew learns an asteroid is hours away from impact.
Like it touched the sun
2. Like it touched the sun
February 8, 2023
The crew struggles to establish order; investigations uncover more questions than answers.
Everyone Wanted to Be on This Ship
1. Everyone Wanted to Be on This Ship
February 1, 2023
After suffering a disaster, the remaining crew of spaceship Ark One must band together to survive.
Where to Watch The Ark
The Ark is available for streaming on the Peacock Premium website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Ark on demand at Peacock Premium, Amazon, NBC, Vudu, FuboTV and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    February 1, 2023
  • IMDB Rating
    5.3  (5,665)