Every now and then a Netflix original series created for a foreign market breaks through and becomes a global hit. “Dark,” “Babylon Berlin,” “3%,” “Cable Girls” and “Sacred Games” for example.
Now comes the trailer for the eight-part supernatural thriller “Tidelands,” Netflix’s first attempt at an original Australian drama series. Set for a global launch on December 14th, the project hails from Stephen M. Irwin (“Secrets and Lies”) and Hoodlum Entertainment.
Charlotte Best (“Home & Away”) and Elsa Pataky (“Fast Five”) star in the story of a young woman who returns home to the small fishing village of Orphelin Bay after a decade in juvenile detention.
When the body of a local fisherman washes ashore, Orphelin Bay’s clandestine relationship with drug smuggling is suddenly on public display and the woman must uncover the town’s well-hidden secrets including a tribe of outcasts who are only half-human.
Aaron Jakubenko, Peter O’Brien, Marco Pigossi, Kiwi Mattias Inwood, Madeleine Madden, Caroline Brazier and Dalip Sondhi also star. Tracey Robertson and Nathan Mayfield serve as executive producers.