The team behind Secrets & Lies are delivering Netflix its first original Australian series Tidelands

Netflix has announced its first Australian original series entitled Tidelands. Unveiled on social media, the supernatural crime drama that will debut exclusively on Netflix across the world.

The drama follows a former criminal as she returns home to the small fishing village of Orphelin Bay. When the body of a local fisherman washes ashore, she must uncover the town’s secrets while investigating its strange inhabitants, a group of dangerous half-Sirens, half-humans called “Tidelanders.”

The series is produced for Netflix by Brisbane-based Hoodlum Entertainment. Executive Producers Tracey Robertson, Nathan Mayfield and Leigh McGrath produced the acclaimed Australian hit series Secrets & Lies and its remake for the U.S. The ten-episode first season will be written by creator Stephen M. Irwin who also worked on Secrets & Lies.

Tidelands joins other co-ventures between Netlflix and Australia such as Glitch, Beat Bugs, Bottersnikes & Gumbles, Kazoops, Mako Mermaids: An H20 Adventure, White Rabbit Project and the upcoming Legend of Monkey – though this is the first exclusive Australian Netflix original series.

Production is set to start in Queensland in 2018.