Netflix's first Australian series,Tidelands, lifts the veil in a new trailer. The highly anticipated series will consist of ten episodes and premieres next month on the streaming platform. The drama follows a former criminal, played by Charlotte Best, as she returns home to the small fishing village of Orphelin Bay after ten years in juvenile detention and later jail. Tidelands was first announced back in May 2017, and people have been waiting to see what the streaming platform was going to do with the supernatural crime drama, which received its first teaser last month.
The story for Tidelands begins when the body of a local fisherman washes ashore, which puts the town's secret relationship with drug smuggling on full public display. Cal McTeer (Charlotte Best) is back in town after her jail time and must uncover the town's well-hidden secrets, while investigating a mysterious commune of outcasts who live in a hidden pocket of the bay, a group of beautiful and dangerous half-Siren/half-humans known as Tidelanders. Elsa Pataky stars as the mysterious and alluring Adrielle Cuthbert, who is the leader of the Tidelanders and will do anything to protect her people and their way of life.
The Tidelands trailer features Peter O'Brien's Bill character telling Cal McTeer, "And with the water came angels of death, hideous and cruel... and by their pale hands, many men perished." The story of the Sirens should sound familiar since it's based on Greek Mythology. They were dangerous female creatures, who were able to lure sailors in with their beauty, enchanting music, and singing voices. In ancient Greece, the Sirens were looked at in a better light and would ease men to their death and then guide the dead on their afterlife journey. However, Tidelands looks like it will be taking the more sinister approach with their Siren/human hybrids. In Greek Mythology, the Sirens had woman and bird-like features with scales.
In addition to Charlotte Best, Elsa Pataky, and Peter O'Brien Tidelands also stars Australian actor Aaron Jakubenko (Spartacus: War of the Damned) as Cal's misguided and secretive brother Augie. Brazilian actor Marco Pigossi (Caras e Bocas) plays Dylan. New Zealand actor Mattias Inwood (Will) is the Senior Constable who also has a secret to uncover with Best's Cal McTeer. Australian actors Madeleine Madden (Mystery Road), Caroline Brazier (Rake) and Dalip Sondhi (Secret City) also star in the Netflix series.
Tidelands premieres December 14th, exclusively on Netflix. The series is executive produced by Tracey Robertson and Nathan Mayfield. Tidelands is written by creator Stephen M. Irwin and Leigh McGrath and it was filmed exclusively in Queensland and supported by the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland. The show will undoubtedly be a hit amongst fans of the supernatural and even possibly Greek Mythology fans. While we wait to see how the show is embraced, you can watch the trailer below, thanks to the Netflix YouTube channel.