Pan Am is an American period drama television series created by Jack Orman and named for the iconic Pan American World Airways which features the pilots and stewardesses of the airline as it operated in the early 1960s at the beginning of the commercial Jet Age.
The series aired in the USA on ABC from 25 September, 2011 to 19 February, 2012. There are 14 hour-long episodes in one season.
Pan Am premiered in South Africa on DStv's M-Net Series channel on Friday 14 September 2012, at 22h30. New episodes broadcast weekly.
Passion, jealousy and espionage... they do it all - and they do it at 30,000 feet.
The style of the 1960s, the energy and excitement of the Jet Age and a drama full of sexy entanglements deliciously mesh in this thrilling series.
In this modern world, air travel represents the height of luxury and Pan Am is the biggest name in the business. The planes are glamorous, the pilots are rock stars and the stewardesses are the most desirable women in the world.
Not only are these flyboys and girls young and good looking, but to represent Pan Am they also have to be educated, cultured and refined. They're trained to handle everything from in-air emergencies to unwanted advances - all without rumpling their pristine uniforms or mussing their hair.
There's Dean (Mike Vogel) - a cocky, charismatic and ambitious new pilot - the first of a new breed not trained in the war. On the sly against company policy, he's dating Bridget, a stunning beauty with a mysterious past.
A rebellious bohemian, Maggie (Christina Ricci) turns into a buttoned up professional for work so she can see the world.
Rounding out the crew are flirtatious Collette (Karine Vanasse), the adventurous Kate (Kelli Garner) and, finally, Laura (Margot Robbie) - Kate's beauty queen younger sister, a runaway bride, who recently fled a life of domestic boredom to take to the skies.
Pan Am stars Christina Ricci as Maggie, Kelli Garner as Kate, Karine Vanasse as Colette, Margot Robbie as Laura, Mike Vogel as Dean and Michael Mosley as Ted.
Jack Orman (ER, Men of a Certain Age), Tommy Schlamme (The West Wing, Parenthood, Mr. Sunshine) and Nancy Hult Ganis (Akleeh and the Bee) are the executive producers of Pan Am. Orman is also the writer, with Schlamme directing.
Pan Am is produced by Jack Orman Productions, Out of the Blue Entertainment and Shoe Money Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television.