FILM crews have set up at bayside Redlands to shoot a television series to be streamed across the globe by Netflix.
The cast list is understood to include Aaron Jakubenko, Elsa Pataky, Lucy Lawless, Charlotte Best, Mattias Inwood and Brad McMurray.
Jakubenko who starred in The Shannara Chronicles and Roman Empire: Reign of Blood, and Pataky of Furious 6 fame have posted on social media about water training for the series.
The supernatural crime drama Tidelands is the first Australian-made series for Netflix.
Filming for the first two episodes of the series is underway.
The Redlands is gaining a reputation as a filming location with significant productions including Hollywood blockbuster Aquaman, Australian film In Like Flynn and television series Safe Harbour being filmed in the city last year.
Other productions to be filmed in the Redlands include Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Unbroken and The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said in March last year that 80 jobs for Queensland acting talent and crew had been secured with the series.
She said all filming for Tidelands would take place in south-east 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,” she said.
“Importantly, further proving the talent we have here in Queensland, Tidelands was written and developed through Brisbane-based production house Hoodlum.”
Netflix announced last year that Tidelands followed a former criminal as she returned home to the small fishing village of Orphelin Bay.
“When the body of a local fisherman washes ashore, she must uncover the town’s secrets while investigating its strange inhabitants, a group of dangerous half-Sirens, half-humans called Tidelanders,” the entertainment service said.
Co-executive producer from Brisbane-based Hoodlum Entertainment Tracey Robertson said they were thrilled to be making the series on home soil.
“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,” she said.