Netflix invests in first Australia-filmed drama
Netflix has invested in its first Australian drama, with supernatural crime series Tidelands set to film entirely in Queensland.
The drama tells the story of a woman with a criminal past who returns to her fishing village hometown and becomes embroiled in a murder mystery that involves the village’s half-Siren-half-human inhabitants.
Brisbane-based production company Hoodlum will shoot the ten-part series and post-production will also be carried out locally.
“Tidelands will be the very first Netflix Original Series to be commissioned and made completely in Australia, with all filming to take place in south-east Queensland,” said Annastacia Palaszczuk, premier of Queensland.
“Tidelands will be available through Netflix in 190 countries, leveraging the success of our screen industry and showcasing Queensland to its significant international audience, which will deliver strong cultural tourism outcomes by attracting more visitors.”
Netflix continues to invest in TV series and films shot around the world, usually working with a regional production company and often working in local languages.
The streaming platform has also recently invested in sci-fi drama Osmosis, its second French series, to be produced by Paris-based Capa Drama, while its latest Brazilian drama O Mecanismo, telling a fact-based story of corporate corruption, is now filming across the South American country.
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