The sea does not forgive. There is something hauntingly mesmerizing about water, and the way it hides all its secrets, you never know what you will find underwater. The new Netflix Original Tidelands is a dark and twisted fantasy series. The intense drama has some strong female leads and a very compelling storyline.
The show is produced by Hoodlum Entertainment and created by Stephen Irwin and Leigh Mcgrath. Tidelands is Netflix’s first original Australian series directed by Toa Fraser, Emma Freema, Catriona Mckenzie, and Daniel Nettheim each directed two episodes of the show. The show has some great music which you will definitely want to add to your playlist. Netflix premiered the first season of this Australian production on December 14, 2018.
Tidelands Cast: Who is in it?
The cast has some great female leads played by Charlotte Best (Cal Mcteer) and Elsa Pataky (Adreille). Aaron Jakunenko plays the role of Cal’s older brother Augie Mcteer. Jet Tranter, Richard Davies, Alex Dimitriades, Peter O’Brien play other supporting characters in the show.
Tidelands Plot: What is it about?
Cal Mcteer returns to her hometown after ten years of being incarcerated for killing a police officer when she was just 14. She comes home to an alcoholic step-mother and a secretive older brother. She soon finds out that the family fishing business is simply a front and there are many secrets yet unknown to her. The residents of Queensland town of Orphellian Bay are half-sirens and part human. The magical beings are exactly how they have been described in mythologies, sexy, strong, and deadly. Cal discovers her true heritage through death, drama, and violence.
In the finale, Cal must face the beautiful and dangerous queen of the Tidelanders – Adreille. The show is rather dark and twisted with a lot of graphic scenes. There is some nudity and violence that intensifies the pace of story-telling. The beautiful scenery adds contrast to all the horrible things that are happening to the characters. Giving away more of the plot will only take away from the intensity of the story since there are some unexpected deaths as well.
If you enjoy fast-paced drama, Tidelands will have you mesmerized. Tidelands compelling storyline has been acknowledged for its fresh take on merpeople who have been part of folklore since time immemorial. Who knew that mermaids could be so deadly? These sirens are not like our Disney sea princess Ariel; they hate humans and will kill anyone that does not fit in with their plans.