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.