Netflix is investing in more Australian original content. The streaming platform ordered Tidelands, a 10-episode project which will start filming in Queensland in 2018 and will debut exclusively on Netflix. This marks the service’s commitment to expand into the international territory.
Streaming service Netflix ordered its first Australian original series. It’s called Tidelands and it’s a supernatural crime drama from the producers of Secrets & Lies. The show will follow a former criminal as she returns home to the small fishing village of Orphelin Bay. Here, the body of a local fisherman washes ashore, so she must uncover the town’s secrets while investigating its strange inhabitants. These inhabitants are a group of dangerous half-Sirens, half-humans called Tidelanders.
Previously announced Netflix local co-productions include Glitch, Beat Bugs, Bottersnikes & Gumbles, Kazoops, Mako Mermaids: An H20 Adventure, White Rabbit Project, and the upcoming Legend of Monkey. The streaming service has also licensed Australian-grown content such as Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.
“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 primeval landscapes of Queensland are a perfect setting to tell the story of betrayal, small town secrets, ancient mythology and, when it comes to family, explore whether blood really is thicker than water.”
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