26th July, 2013 (Netflix)
26th July, 2013 (TEN au)
Outcasts is the first episode and the series premiere of Mako Mermaids.
Young mermaids of the Mako Island pod, Sirena, Lyla, and Nixie, have the task of keeping trespassers off the magical island. On a Full Moon, they fail to stop a land boy, Zac, from falling into the sacred Moon Pool, and the power of the moon transforms him into a merman! As punishment the mermaids are banished from their pod as it flees Mako. To redeem themselves, the mermaids must find a way to turn Zac into normal boy once more.
- The main characters alongside supporting and recurring characters Evie, David, Cam and Aquata are introduced.
- Sirena is the only mermaid who did not use her powers in this episode.
- A new entrance to the Moon Pool is introduced.
- Theme song "I Just Wanna Be", written by Chantelle Defina & Jack Dacy and performed by Amy Ruffle, is introduced.
- International Airdates:
- Netflix, the sole contributor of the series, internationally aired this episode along with twelve others on July 26th July, 2013. (Only countries with Netflix service).
- Australia : July 26th, 2013 on TEN at 4:00pm under the name Mako: Island of Secrets.
- Like H20, all underwater scenes were filmed in Sea World Australia.
- The series was first announced in July 2011 and filming was suppose to begin in April 2012 but was postponed to May 8th 2012 and ran through until October 12th 2012.
- Production value of season 1 total to A$12.3 million.