A radical idealist drags his family on a dangerous journey in a tense seven-part drama adapted from Paul Theroux's best-selling novel The Mosquito Coast. Brilliant inventor Allie Fox (Justin Theroux) lives in California with his wife Margot (Melissa George), daughter Dina (Logan Polish) and son Charlie (Gabriel Bateman). Fearful of the intoxicating allure of consumerism and the state's ability to snoop on citizens, Allie attempts to live off the grid with his loved ones until the past resurfaces and the family goes on the run from the US government. Tracked by two tenacious agents (Kimberly Elise, James LeGros), Allie keeps his kin safe as they uproot to Mexico to evade criminal charges. Alas, the Foxes unwittingly stumble into the jaws of a powerful Mexican drug cartel on the other side of the border and begin to question if their American dream was such a nightmare.