Tidelands Will be Netflix’s First Original Australian Content

May 16, 2017
Production will begin in Queensland in 2018.

When an ex-criminal returns home to the remote coastal village of Orphelin Bay, she begins to discover the town’s secrets when investigating the connection between the death of a local fisherman and a tribe of strange aquatic creatures called“Tidelanders.” That’s the premise of Tideland, the first original Australian series produced by streaming giant Netflix.

Produced for Netflix by Brisbane-based Hoodlum Entertainment, the 10-episode first season is created and written by Stephen M. Irwin (Secrets & Lies). No casting details have yet been announced.

“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.”

While Netflix has previously partnered in producing Australian content, including Glitch, Beat Bugs, Bottersnikes & Gumbles, Kazoops, Mako Mermaids: An H20 Adventure, and White Rabbit Project, Tideland will mark its first solo foray into Australian fare. It certainly sounds interesting – local and international audiences have a taste for supernatural and fantasy fare right now, and anything that smacks of H.P. Lovecraft’s Shadows Over Innsmouth already has us in for at least an episode or two.




  1. Rahema

    I would love to audition for any particular role in this upcoming production. However, I am a 15 year old girl from Queensland. Would there happen to be any roles requiring a girl of my age? Thanks 🙂

    1. vik

      the main plot for this show will be in my dads sheds that we use to grow seahorses and they will start filming soon but one of the grounds keepers got a role today playing a drug smuggler so its not out of the question

    2. vik

      theyre filming this on my dads property, I’m 17 with no acting experience and I will probably get a job so its likely you can get a role

  2. Jos

    I would love to audition for the show as it sounds like something I would enjoy to watch. Would like to know if there are any roles calling for a 12 year old male

  3. Macey

    Ive been doing acting for three years now, i live in Australia, i am a 16 year old girl and id be happy to take part in this

  4. Jack Ryan

    I would love to take part in this – I am a 23 year old male from Brisbane. Shoulder length hair, medium height and slim.

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