Netflix and Hoodlum announced that production will begin today on Tidelands, an eight episode Australian Netflix original series. Toa Fraser (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Iron Fist, 6 Days) is directing from a script by Stephen M. Irwin (Secrets & Lies, Harrow), with shooting taking plae in South East Queensland.
As the synopsis tells us, “Tidelands follows Cal McTeer (Charlotte Best), a young woman who returns home to the small fishing village of Orphelin Bay after ten years in juvenile detention. But her hometown is shrouded in mysteries, the greatest of which is the commune of outcasts who live in a hidden pocket of the bay: the Tidelanders.”
We previously broke the news of Tidelands cast, but today comes a more detailed breakdown of the series’ characters:
Charlotte Best (Home & Away, Puberty Blues) will star as Cal McTeer, a resilient and fiercely independent ex-con, whom everyone underestimates – to their peril. Aaron Jakubenko (The Shannara Chronicles, Spartacus: War of the Damned) will star as Cal’s fisherman brother Augie McTeer, Peter O’Brien (Underbelly, X-Men Origins: Wolverine) as deckhand Bill Sentelle and Mattias Inwood (Will) as Corey Welch the handsome, conflicted Senior Constable.
Elsa Pataky (The Fast & Furious franchise) will star as Adrielle Cuthbert, the darkly enigmatic and keenly intelligent leader of the Tidelanders; a woman unafraid to do anything to meet her ruthless ends. Dalip Sondhi, Caroline Brazier and Madeleine Madden have also been cast on the series.
“The Netflix audience demands an international cast, and Tidelands has truly embraced what it means to bring together a stellar, diverse ensemble,” said Hoodlum Chief Creative Officer Nathan Mayfield. “We’re thrilled to be working with Netflix on this first original Australian drama series and can’t wait to share the rich and unique Tidelands universe with audiences around the world.”
Tidelands will premiere globally on Netflix later this year.