Production on the series is due to begin in Queensland next year. In 2015, Secrets and Lies was remade for the U.S. market, starring Juliette Lewis and Ryan Philippe.
AUSTRALIA is finally getting its very own original series on Netflix.
At the centre of the story will be a former criminal who returns home to Orphelin Bay, a small fishing village, and discovers the body of a local fisherman washed ashore.
"When the body of a local fisherman washes ashore, she must uncover the town's secrets while investigating its unusual inhabitants, a group of unsafe half-Sirens, half-humans called "Tidelanders"," the release said.
As for the setting for "Tidelands", Robertson said the landscapes of Queensland would be ideal for narrating a story about betrayal, ancient mythology and small town secrets.
The massive news dropped this morning, along with a tantalising little video from the people at Netflix, who are clearly just as excited as we are to be bringing us a homegrown original series.
So in Australia, Netflix is doing what it has done many times before in other countries: seeing what the market will bear.
Production of the series is expected to create 80 acting talent and film crew jobs in the Australian state.
It makes sense that Netflix would at least consider price increases of some sort because "it has to", said Brian Sozzi, senior correspondent for financial news site The Street.
Netflix posted a teaser on Facebook to announce the news. "There's no reason we should not [commission] original shows for Australia", he told Fairfax. Still, those occasional bumps haven't stopped Netflix's march toward 100 million global subscribers, and the streaming company needs to steadily raise its prices over time if it wants to cover the ever-increasing costs associated with growing its library of content and expanding its global presence.