Elsa Pataky to Star in Netflix’s First Australian Original Series “Tidelands”

Thetide is high for Elsa Pataky 

The 42-year-old half-Spanish actress and Fast and The Furious franchise star is starring in Netflix’s first Australian original, Tidelands, an eight-part supernatural series created by Secrets & LiesStephen M Irwin.

Elsa Pataky

Hailing from the Australian production company Hoodlum Entertainment, the story follows Cal McTeer (Charlotte Best), a young woman who returns home to the small fishing village of Orphelin Bay after 10 years in juvenile detention and jail. When the body of a local fisherman washes ashore, Orphelin Bay’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.

Pataky plays the mysterious and alluring Adrielle Cuthbert, the leader of the Tidelanders who will go to any length to protect her tribe.

Tidelands also stars Australian actors Aaron Jakubenko and Peter O’Brien as Cal’s misguided and secretive brother Augie and his faithful deckhand, respectively.

Brazilian actor Marco Pigossi, who appeared in Caras E Bocas, Kiwi Mattias Inwood and Aussies Madeleine Madden, Caroline Brazier and Dalip Sondhi round out the cast

The series has been set for a December 14 global launch with the first teaser and images released by Netflix.

Tidelands is written by Irwin and Leigh McGrath.