This is the second time that Billy Burke has starred in a screen adaptation of a novel by James Patterson; he also played a minor role in Along Came a Spider (2001). Coincidentally, both times, he played characters that were not in the novels.
Following the plane crash, Jamie is rescued by a fisherman, played by Haudenosaunee (Mohawk) actor Gary Farmer. The character is apparently supposed be Inuit; his name is given in the credits as "Anik" ("brother", in the Inuit language), and he says repeatedly to Jamie "Tukusigni Namaq", which means "I don't understand." His assumed ethnicity is somewhat at odds with the lush forest surrounding his cabin.
Although very popular in America, in the Netherlands this series was moved from its original channel SBS6 to sister channel SBS9 after only two air dates (and four episodes) because of disappointing ratings.