Netflix’s big Australian supernatural has still yet to be a season 2 renewal now seven months after its initial debut on Netflix. The series seems to be set in limbo so let’s take a look at whether or not we can expect season 2 of Tidelands.
Let’s quickly rewind to see how we got to Tidelands season 1. The show was originally announced back in May 2017. It represented the first full Netflix Original show from Australia. Netflix has bought up the international rights to many Australian shows with Glitch and Pine Gap being the biggest headlines so far.
Season 1 of Tidelands dropped on Netflix around the world on December 14th, 2018. The series saw a former criminal return home to find all is not well and that the inhabitants are half-siren, half-human.
Despite wrapping up the story in a decent way, there was still plenty still left to be discovered for a season 2. Some did, however, jokingly say that there weren’t enough cast members left to warrant a season 2 of Tidelands.
— Jes (@jjeslen) December 23, 2018
Has Tidelands been renewed or canceled?
Official renewal status: Pending/Unknown (Last updated: 05/30/2019)
Seven months after its Netflix global release, the show’s future is now in doubt. Usually, it takes several months to make the decision as to whether to renew a show and that’s yet to happen with Tidelands.
The Washington Post recently listed the series as being on its limbo list meaning it was unsure either way as to its renewal.
Some good news is that Neflix has doubled down on its Australian output. Midway through June, it opened up a new Australian hub to assist with new content.
Tidelands social media accounts have fallen silent
The show’s social media accounts are a good source of seeing how healthy a show’s future is on Netflix. Unfortunetely, the official Tidelands Twitter account has gone dark since the end of January 2019. That’s roughly and a month and a half after the shows original release. Likewise, the Facebook account for the show also fell silent at the end of January.
Here’s the last Tweet to be sent from the Tidelands account:
I’m worried about me. I’m worried about why one of my guys was out there without me knowing. I’m worried about money and I’m worried about my next fucking delivery. When’s it going to happen?
— Tidelands (@Tidelands) January 30, 2019
Cast members have also been tight-lipped on any future seasons. The cast regularly posts on Instagram with old behind the scene photos.
Our take is that we’ve seen a few shows go silent in this manner without any official cancelations or renewals announced. The most recent example is The Innocents that was quietly canceled and only came up off-hand in an interview. Likewise, Black Summer season 2, another Netflix drama is very quiet regarding its future.
Cast members don’t seem to have moved onto other big projects just yet. Charlotte Best is working on two movies due for release, other cast members are in similar boats too.
Dalip Sondhi who plays Lamar Cloutier seems to be involved in another upcoming Netflix/Foxtel project as well as a project with Channel 7.
Many thanks to @jmoconfidential @dailytelegraph @clprptyltd for the article & danielashersmith for the pic ❤️ Thrilled to be working with @abctv @netflix netflixanz foxtel @melbtheatreco… https://t.co/Yu4otBBaTo
— Dalip Sondhi (@SondhiDalip) January 13, 2019
We’ve reached out to Hoodlum Entertainment who is the production studio behind the show to see if there’s any more information regarding the show’s future. For now, the future of Tidelands looks to be in doubt.
Do you want to see Tidelands return to Netflix for a second season? Let us know in the comments down below.
@netflix are we getting a season 2 of Tidelands?!?!
— Cait (@Creepygirlvibes) May 29, 2019
@netflix please bring Tidelands back for season 2!! Do not cancel it!!
— Heather Star (@Hchesser1) May 2, 2019
— Siân (@readersrambles) April 1, 2019