The very first Australian Netflix original series will premiere in mid December.
Tidelands, the very first Australian Netflix original series will premiere in mid December (unlike other co-productions this one is entirely commissioned & funded by Netflix).
The eight-part series produced by Brisbane’s Hoodlum, follows Cal McTeer, played by Charlotte Best (Home & Away, Puberty Blues), a young woman who returns home to the small fishing village of Orphelin Bay after ten years in juvenile detention then jail.
However, Orphelin Bay is shrouded in mysteries.
When the body of a local fisherman washes ashore, the town’s clandestine relationship with drug smuggling is suddenly on public display. Cal must uncover the town’s well-hidden secrets, while investigating a commune of outcasts who live in a hidden pocket of the bay – a group of sexy and dangerous half-Siren / half-human “Tidelanders”. Elsa Pataky (Fast and the Furious) stars as the mysterious and alluring Adrielle Cuthbert, the leader of the Tidelanders who will go to any length to protect her tribe of people.
The series also stars Australian actors Aaron Jakubenko (Spartacus: War of the Damned) as Cal’s misguided and secretive brother Augie, and Peter O’Brien (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) as Augie’s faithful deckhand. Brazilian actor Marco Pigossi (Caras e Bocas) features as Dylan. New Zealand actor Mattias Inwood (Will) is the Senior Constable who also has a secret to uncover with Cal. Madeleine Madden (Mystery Road), Caroline Brazier (Rake), Dalip Sondhi (Secret City) also feature.
Executive producers are Tracey Robertson and Nathan Mayfield (Secret & Lies, Harrow) and it is written by creator Stephen M. Irwin (Secrets & Lies) and Leigh McGrath.
Tidelands was filmed exclusively in Queensland and supported by the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland.
Friday December 14 on Netflix.