‘Turn of the Tide’ Portuguese Action Thriller Netflix Series: Everything We Know So Far

'Turn of the Tide' Netflix's new Portuguese action thriller series is coming in May 2023.

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Turn of the Tide – UKbar Filmes / Netflix

Coming to Netflix in May 2023 is an exciting new Portuguese action-thriller, Turn of the Tide. We’re keeping track of everything you need to know about Turn of the Tide, including the plot, cast, trailers, and Netflix release date.

Turn of the Tide is an upcoming Portuguese Netflix Original action thriller series created by Augusto Fraga, and produced by the Lisbon-based studio Ukbar Filmes. The series is co-written by Fraga alongside Hugo Gonçalves andJoão Tordo. Fraga is also an executive producer on the series along with Pandora da Cunha Telles and Pablo Iraola.

Pedro Marques composed the music for the series, with André Szankowski as the cinematographer

When is the Turn of the Tide Netflix release date?

With the release of the official trailer, we can confirm that Turn of the Tide will be released on Netflix on May 26th, 2023.


What is the plot of Turn of the Tide?

The synopsis for Turn of the Tide has been sourced from Netflix:

Rabo de Peixe tells the story of 5 friends whose lives change when a ton of cocaine washes up on the Azorean coast.

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Turn of the Tide – UKbar Filmes / Netflix


Who are the cast members of Turn of the Tide?

The following are lead and supporting cast members of Turn of the Tide;

  • José Condessa as Eduardo
  • Helena Caldeira as Silvia
  • Rodrgio Tomás as Rafael
  • André Leitão as Carlinhos
  • Maria João Bastos as Inspectora
  • Pêpê Rapazote as Uncle Joe
  • Albano Jerónimo as Arruda
  • Salvador Martinha as Estagiário
  • Adriano Carvalho as Jeremias
  • Kelly Bailey as Bruna
  • João Pedro Vaz as Banha
  • Luísa Cruz as Dona Valentina
  • Francesco Acquaroli as Monti
  • Marcantonio Del Carlo as Francesco Bonino
  • Dinarte de Freitas as Zé do Frango / Zé do Carro
  • David Medeiros as Lavrador
  • Frederico Amaral as Ferrugem

You can find the full cast list for Turn of the Tide on IMDb;

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Turn of the Tide – UKbar Filmes / Netflix

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Turn of the Tide – UKbar Filmes / Netflix

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Turn of the Tide – UKbar Filmes / Netflix


When and where was Turn of the Tide filmed?

Filming took place between May 19th, 2022, and September 6th, 2022.

Locations that were used for filming have been listed by IMDb Pro:

  • São Miguel, Azores, Portugal
  • Azores, Portugal
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Iate Ben, Rua de Gaza, Carcavelos, Cascais, Portugal (location)
  • Aeroporto de Beja, Beja, Alentejo, Portugal (location)
  • Rua dos Zimbros 8, Charneca de Caparica, Almada, Portugal (location)
  • A Sela – Dancing Bar, Pinhal Novo, Setúbal, Portugal (location)
  • Pinhal Novo, Setúbal, Portugal (location)
  • Instituto de Medicina Legal, Rua Manuel Bento de Sousa 3, 1150-334, Lisbon, Portugal (location)
  • Hotel Estoril Eden, Cascais, Lisbon, Portugal (location)
  • Rua da Junqueira 112, 1300-307 Lisbon, Portugal (location)
  • Tapada Nacional de Mafra, Mafra, Portugal (on location)

When the series was first announced Netflix Portugal released a video featuring some of the cast.


What is the episode count?

We can confirm that there will be a total of 7 episodes. We also have the translated titles for each episode;

  • Episode 1 – Tempestade / Storm
  • Episode 2 – Lei da Oferta e da Procura / Law of Supply and Demand
  • Episode 3 – Terra Treme / Earth Shakes
  • Episode 4 – Pela boca morre o Peixe / The Fish Dies by the Mouth
  • Episode 5 – Ninguém foge de uma ilha / No One Escapes from an Island
  • Episode 6 – O Canto do Cisne / The Swan Song
  • Episode 7 – Isto não é a América / This is not America
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Turn of the Tide – UKbar Filmes / Netflix


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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.