Mako: Island of Secrets
|Name:||Mako: Island of Secrets|
|Creator:||Jonathan M. Shiff|
|Date(s):||July 26 2013 – Aug 28 2016|
|Country of Origin:||Australia|
|External Links:||Wiki page|
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Mako: Island of Secrets, also known as Mako Mermaids internationally, is a teen fantasy Australian television series that revolves around three mermaids—Lyla, Nixie, and Sirena—as they try to protect Mako Island and its moon pool from any trespassers. One full moon they fail and because of this a human boy, Zac, becomes a merman. The mermaids are banished from the pod, and to try to undo their mistake they get legs to make Zac become completely human again. Although it's originally an Australian show, Netflix owns the exclusive internet television provider for the series.
It's a spin-off series based off of the original show, H2O: Just Add Water which ended in 2010. Although it's a spin-off, most of the fans are not sure how to connect the two shows together besides it dealing with Mako Island and mermaids - does this one really take place after H2O or before? Where were the born mermaids/the pod in H2O? Are Nixie, Lyla, and Sirena the three older mermaids from the first show?
The show ran for four seasons. At the end of the fourth season, mermaid Rikki from the H2O series meets the new mermaids, confirming that Mako Mermaids takes place after the events happening in H2O.
Archives and Communities
- Mako Mermaids at AO3
- Mako Mermaids at FFN
- Mako Mermaids tag at Tumblr
- Mako: Island of Secrets tag at Tumblr
- Mako Mermaids - ZDF Enterprises promotional website
- Mako Mermaids Wikipedia page
- Mako Mermaids Wikia
- Mako Mermaids at Daring to Dream