Fans of Freeform's Siren from Eric Wald and Dean White may not have realized it before, but it looks like Bristol Cove isn't that far from Orphelin Bay, the Australian fishing village setting for Netflix's familar-sounding new drama Tidelands.
Set to premiere on the streaming service on December 14, Tidelands follows Charlotte Best's (Home & Away, Puberty Blues) Cal McTeer, returning home to Orphelin Bay for the first time after a ten-year stay in juvenile detention then jail. But the home she's returning to isn't the one she remembers. Shrouded in mystery and fear, Cal finds herself working to maintain the peace between the village's citizens and a commune of half-Siren (???)/half-human "Tidelanders."
Tidelands also stars Elsa Pataky (Fast and the Furious), Aaron Jakubenko (Spartacus: War of the Damned), Peter O'Brien (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Marco Pigossi (Caras e Bocas), Mattias Inwood (Will), Madeleine Madden (Mystery Road), Caroline Brazier (Rake), and Dalip Sondhi (Secret City).
Tidelands follows Cal McTeer, played by Charlotte Best (Home & Away, Puberty Blues), a young woman who returns home to the small fishing village of Orphelin Bay after ten years in juvenile detention then jail.
However, Orphelin Bay is shrouded in mysteries.
When the body of a local fisherman washes ashore, the town's clandestine relationship with drug smuggling is suddenly on public display. Cal must uncover the town's well-hidden secrets, while investigating a commune of outcasts who live in a hidden pocket of the bay – a group of beautiful and dangerous half-Siren / half-human "Tidelanders." Elsa Pataky (Fast and the Furious) stars as the mysterious and alluring Adrielle Cuthbert, the leader of the Tidelanders who will go to any length to protect her tribe of people.
Tidelands also stars Australian actors Aaron Jakubenko (Spartacus: War of the Damned) as Cal's misguided and secretive brother Augie, and Peter O'Brien (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) as Augie's faithful deckhand. Brazilian actor Marco Pigossi (Caras e Bocas) features as Dylan. New Zealand actor Mattias Inwood (Will) is the Senior Constable who also has a secret to uncover with Cal. Australian actors Madeleine Madden (Mystery Road), Caroline Brazier (Rake) and Dalip Sondhi (Secret City) also star in the show.