Netflix Gets Aussie Teen TV Series ‘Mako Mermaids’25 Jun, 2013 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Netflix June 25 said it has secured global rights to “Mako Mermaids,” a follow-up fantasy series to Australian TV show, "H2O - Just Add Water,” and available to subscribers in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland and the Nordics beginning July 26.
“Mermaids" revisits the world of magic and adventure introduced in "H2O – Just Add Water," a long-running Australian series from Jonathan Shiff Productions, which has been a hit among teen viewers in over 120 countries, as well as oft recommended by Netflix subs, according to chief content officer Ted Sarandos.
Following where "H2O – Just Add Water" left off, mischievous teen mermaids Lyla, Nixie and Sirena, guardians of Mako Island, fail to stop 16 year old boy Zac from falling into the sacred Moon Pool and becoming a Merman. Risk being cast out forever, the mermaids venture onto land and take back Zac's new powers.
The first thirteen episodes of "Mermaids" will launch in all Netflix territories next month, while the second half of the season arrives in September.
"'H2O' hit an amazing chord with teens around the world who love the clever mixture of action, comedy and romance that Jonathan Shiff and his talented team have created," Sarandos said in a statement.