“The world’s leading entertainment network”, Netflix signaled the production of an Australian Original Series titled Tidelands said to be a supernatural crime drama, scheduled for production in Queensland in 2018.
The series will follow the main protagonist who is a former criminal who has returned home to her small fishing village of Orphelin Bay. The story then takes its turn when the body of a local fisherman washes ashore leads to a tale of uncovering the town’s secrets and Orphelin Bays Strange inhabitants who are dangerous half-sirens dubbed “Tidelanders”. The dubbing giving a hint at their possible past origins.
The dubbing giving a hint at their possible past origins. Each Episode will run 50 minutes.
“We’re proud these strong Australian storytellers are bringing their vision to the first Australian Netflix original series,” said Erik Barmack, vice president of international original series at Netflix. “We can’t wait to bring the mystery of Tidelands to our members around the world.”
The series will be produced by Brisbane-based Hoodlum Entertainment for Netflix. Executive Producers Tracey Robertson, Nathan Mayfield and Leigh McGrath produced the acclaimed Australian hit series Secrets & Lies and its remake for the U.S.
“We are excited to be partnering with Netflix on Tidelands — this story is one that has been itching to be told and we are thrilled to be making it on our home soil in Australia with fantastic creatives and highly skilled crews,” said Tracey Robertson, co-creator and co-executive producer of the show.
The Tidelands although being one of the first Australian Netflix original series will not be Netflix’s firsts investment into the Australian content market as they have also have co-productions Glitch, Beat Bugs, Bottersnikes & Gumbles, Kazoops, Mako Mermaids: An H20 Adventure, White Rabbit Project and the upcoming Legend of Monkey.
To top that off also licenses much-loved Australian-grown content like Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and The Code for distribution to Netflix’s 100 million members around the world.