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Another Trailer Has Dropped for Netflix's First Original Australian Series 'Tidelands'

Filmed entirely in Queensland, the eight-part supernatural drama is hitting the small screen this December.
By Sarah Ward
November 25, 2018
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Another Trailer Has Dropped for Netflix's First Original Australian Series 'Tidelands'

Filmed entirely in Queensland, the eight-part supernatural drama is hitting the small screen this December.
By Sarah Ward
November 25, 2018
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It might've taken three years, but Netflix has finally produced its first original Aussie series. Shot entirely in Queensland, and providing fuel for late 2018 binge-watch sessions, Tidelands is a supernatural crime drama series about a fictional fishing village, dubbed Orphelin Bay, with strange inhabitants: a group of dangerous half-Sirens, half-humans called 'Tidelanders'.

Cal McTeer (Charlotte Best), a young women who returns to the small village after a stint in jail, discovers the body of a local fisherman and must navigate the town's drug smuggling history while also investigating the Tidelanders, who are led by Adrielle Cuthburt (Elsa Pataky).

After revealing its first sneak peek teaser back in October, the series now has a full official trailer:

Eight episodes, each running for 50 minutes, have been made by Brisbane's Emmy Award-Winning production company Hoodlum Entertainment. And Tidelands won't just gift Australian users with a new favourite series, with the show set to land in all 190 countries that Netflix is available in.

Thinking you've seen plenty of Aussie stuff on Netflix already? You're not wrong, however, there's a difference between throwing old sitcoms and standup specials into a range inexplicably overflowing with new Adam Sandler movies, and actually funding brand new Australian material. Last year, it was announced that they'd join forces with the ABC to co-produce a second season of Glitch, which showed them dipping a toe in the water — but now they're completely diving in.

Tidelands will join the platform's hefty stable of original series, which started back in 2013 with House of Cards, and just keeps growing (Orange Is the New BlackThe Get DownThe OAWet Hot American SummerMaster of NoneUnbreakable Kimmy SchmidtDear White PeopleBoJack Horseman, four Marvel series with one more to come — the list goes on). Given the premise, here's hoping it'll be the next Stranger Things, and not the new Hemlock Grove.

Tidelands will be available globally on Netflix from December 14, 2018.

Published on November 25, 2018 by Sarah Ward

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